Bradford on Avon

Background

The Bradford on Avon community area has an age profile higher than national average, and so issues relating to older people are particularly relevant to its residents and the public authorities.  A focus on dementia therefore sits well within the Area Board’s Health and Wellbeing priority, where there are already a number of related initiatives successfully underway such as Disability Access and Seniors’ Forum. 

 Bradford on Avon community area includes the villages of Holt, Limpley Stoke, Monkton Farleigh, South Wraxall, Staverton, Westwood, Wingfield and Winsley.

History

 On 13th July 2016, the Bradford on Avon Dementia Action Alliance was founded at the “Your Health & Wellbeing” meeting and formally launched Monday 27th November 2017 at St. Margaret's Hall as part of the Seniors Forum. Awards were given to local organisations who have demonstrated good practice and have committed to a simple dementia-friendly action plan.

 Aims

  • Establish a network of local Dementia Friends Champions, ready to collaborate and deliver Dementia Friends Information sessions in the town and villages. Next Dementia Friends session on Tuesday, 24th July at 6:30 pm at The Swan, Church Road, Bradford on Avon.
  • Set up and maintain a Directory of Community Assets (local dementia friendly facilities and services)
  • Encourage organisations to deliver services for people with dementia.
  • Organise a programme of events for Dementia Action Week 2018 - Monday 21 May to Sunday 28 May.  This was very successful with a series of events showcasing the variety of activities available for people affected by dementia.

Activities:

Activities July18

Meetings

The Bradford on Avon community area DAA meets regularly at different locations in the area. These meetings are chaired by Councillor Jennie Parker.

How to get involved.

 Contact:  peter.dunford@wiltshire.gov.uk or pennywwelch@gmail.com