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South Tyneside Dementia Action Alliance

The South Tyneside Dementia Action Alliance (STDAA) aims to transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers via the development of local Dementia Friendly Communities through agreed partnership action.

Key Objectives:

  • Develop a successful South Tyneside Dementia Action Alliance feeding into the National Alliance and existing local structures, including the South Tyneside Health and Well Being Board.
  • Establish an Alliance Steering Group to oversee and ensure continued development of action plans.
  • Identify and secure commitment from all key organisations across the Borough, to support the work of alliance, ensuring they are engaged in making South Tyneside Dementia Friendly and wherever appropriate committed to
  • Ensure all organisations engaged in ensuring South Tyneside has Dementia Friendly Communities, commit to producing clear action plans against which they will report progress over time.
  • Identify further sources of funding to support the ongoing sustainability of the Alliance.
  • Ensure widespread access to the national DAA website for sharing of information, good practice and celebrate achievements.
  • Report progress over time.
  • Promote information/ good practice. 

We will do this by:

  • involving people living with dementia
  • acknowledging the potential of people living with dementia
  • challenging stigma and build understanding
  • ensuring organised activities are specific and appropriate to the needs of people living with dementia
  • ensuring that the physical environments are accessible and easy to navigate for people living with dementia
  • working with community based organisations who support people living with dementia in whatever setting they live in.
  • communicating a sensitive message about dementia encouraging people to access and early diagnosis and post-diagnosis support. 
  • encouraging people to access practical support enabling them to engage in community life
  • ensuring that people with dementia can be confident that transport will be consistent, reliable and responsible to their needs.
  • promoting awareness of dementia in all shops, businesses and services so all staff demonstrate understanding and know how to recognise symptoms.
  • encouraging organisations to establish strategies that help people with dementia utilise their business. 

Want to join us? - Complete this membership form

Become a Dementia Friend


For more information contact:

Andrew Ball - andrew.ball@alzheimers.org.uk

Frances Child - frances.child@alzheimers.org.uk