Wellington Dementia Action Alliance
Wellington is a small market town in rural South West Somerset, some 7 miles south of Taunton, in the Taunton Deane borough, near the border with Devon, which runs along the Blackdown Hills to the south. The town has a population of cir.15,000. including many dependant villages including West Buckland, Langford Budville, Nynehead, Sampford Arundel, Sampford Moor and Rockwell Green (TA21).
25% of the local population are over 65 and this percentage is growing thus making dementia a significant concern.
We have identified the need to build on the town's already strong base of professional knowledge and practical skills currently used by those living with dementia, their carer and families which over the years has been an integral part of our community.
With an unprecedented period of housing growth in Wellington, there is a strong voluntary base and army of unsung heroes within the town all of whom can help sustain a DAA in Wellington.
To transform the quality of life of people living with dementia and memory loss,their carers and families, to ensure they are treated with respect and dignity by our community.
To establish a Steering Group.
Representation should come from a cross section of the Wellington community,to include business operators, service providers, councillors and members ofthe public, whether affected by dementia or not. Key roles such as chairpersonand secretary should be agreed, plus other responsibilities as determined bythe SG e.g. School liaison, Dementia Champion liaison, social mediacoordinator, press officer.
Consult with people living with dementia and memory loss, their carers and family members.
Devise and execute a structured and well planned marketing campaign.
Run introduction sessions to a wide and diverse cross section of outlets.
Encourage the wider community to be dementia aware.
To recruit local DAA membership within the TA21 area.
How to join the DAA.
General enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting timings and venue will be as agreed by the group and advised by email accordingly.