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Culm Valley Dementia Action Alliance

Achievements

Registered as a Demenita Friendly Community

Background

Cullompton and the Culm Valley has been running a well established, successful and popular memory café for some years.

To further ensure people living with dementia are fairly represented in the Culm Valley community, the formation of a Dementia Action Alliance was included in the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan.

Over the last six months a group of enthusiastic volunteers, led by the coordinator of the memory café, formed a committee to co-ordinate the start up of a local Dementia Action Alliance.

The Town Council and a local benefactor have contributed to the start up costs to enable a Culm Valley Dementia Action Alliance to market itself successfully to the public and business communities and to set up a launch event in March 2017

Aims

  • To host a launch event in Cullompton in March 2017
  • To run regular Dementia Friends awareness sessions for local businesses and the wider community
  • To connect with a larger audience through Social media
  • To circulate a questionnaire to help gain more knowledge of the needs of people living with dementia

Achievements

Cullompton and the Culm Valley already has a well established memory café for anyone worried about their memory, worried about someone else’s memory or affected by dementia. It provides practical information and support, as well as the opportunity for people with dementia, their families and carers to ask questions and to listen to others experiences. It also offers an informal and social environment in which to learn new skills, undertake meaningful activities and listen to guest speakers.

Such is the support the community and Town Council the formation of a Dementia Action Alliance was included in the Neighbourhood Plan.

A strong committee has been established to coordinate the formation and launch of the CVDDA.

A number of Dementia Friends Awareness sessions have been run for the general public and business community.

Meetings:

The committee  currently meet regularly to coordinate the launch and set up. It is envisaged that this will become a quarterly event in which business members can also attend

How to join the Culm Valley DAA:

Contact Liza Oxford-Booth

lizaoxfordbooth@gmail.com

07771768808