Boston Dementia Action Alliance

The Boston DAA has recently been launched in September 2015. The alliance comprises of a range of organisations including public, private and third sector organisations. Boston DAA members are striving to achieve common goals outlined below as well as individual organisational goals as outlined in their action plans.

We are working collectively to ensure that Boston is working towards becoming a dementia friendly community.

You can also keep updated with our DAA on social media!

www.facebook.com/BostonDementia/

www.twitter.com/BostonDementia

Boston DAA aims

-Recognise the diversity of organisations needed to support people with dementia and their carers in Boston

-Recognise and respond to local patient and carer’s needs as best we can

-Work towards Boston becoming a Dementia Friendly Community

-Encourage 20+ members to join the DAA within the first year

-Share information, resources, opportunities and best practice amongst members

-To encourage local participation in the Dementia Friends initiative, particularly by providing more opportunities locally

Amongst the organisations leading the way are Greyfriars Surgery, Chattertons Soliciitors and Mayflower Housing each of whom have undertaken a series of actions to become more Dementia Friendly from staff training, establishing respite services, free legal advice to friendly coffee mornings.  In recognition of their work these three organisations will be the first to display the forget-me-not logo in their windows.

Boston DAA Terms of Reference

Resources

Directory of Service for Boston September 2017

Dementia Review Summary

 Meetings

Future meeting dates are:

6th December 2017 - Boston Mayflower - 10.00 a.m.

14th March 2018 - Boston Borough Council - 10.00 a.m.

13th June 2018 - Boston Mayflower - 10.00 a.m.

26th September 2018 - Hunter's Creek Care Home - 10.00  a.m.

12th December 2018 - Chattertons - 10.00 a.m.

New members are always welcome. If you would like to attend please contact Karen.Stengel@boston.gov.uk

How to join Boston DAA

The Boston DAA welcomes new organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector. To become a member of the DAA please register on the website and complete a minimum of 3 actions. We ask members to regularly attend meetings, report quarterly on their action plans and get involved in the local work of the alliance.

Application form for Associate Member

DAA Leaflet for new members

Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages carers and families to record vital information on a form which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

Carers and families complete a Herbert Protocol form and are encouraged to complete each section to the best of their ability. The information requested includes:

  • medication
  • description
  • photograph
  • significant places in the person’s life
  • their daily routine

Once complete, the form will then be placed within the care setting in a safe but prominent position, so the information is easily available to police and other agencies in the event of the person being reported missing.

To find out more about the Herbert Protocol and to download the form visit:-

https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/the-herbert-protocol/

To become a member or to find out more about the Boston DAA please contact:

Karen Stengel
Boston Borough Council
Telephone:  01205 314212
Email: Karen.stengel@boston.gov.uk

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