Woking Dementia Action Alliance

The Woking Local DAA has been created to support local communities within the borough to strive towards being a fully integrated Dementia Friendly community.

Woking is one of 11 boroughs in Surrey and consists of 10 wards across 6,357 hectares, of which 60% is green belt.

Whilst the estimated number of people living with dementia in Surrey is over 16,000, more locally in Woking it is estimated to be over 1,200 which, with a local population of just under 100,000 represents just over 1% of the population, albeit that the impact of dementia has a far more reaching effect.

We firmly believe that individuals can live well with dementia, and that by working together to develop Dementia Friendly Communities individuals, and their family’s experiences can only be enhanced.

In setting up the Woking LDAA we will be looking to work with a variety of stakeholders and partners to make the borough a Dementia Friendly borough on a phased (location) basis. Initially starting in the ward of Goldsworth Park, we will look to roll out the work of the Woking LDAA to other areas across the borough, leaning from our experiences as we go.

Aims

This Woking LDAA has identified the following priority areas

  • To seek out best practice and influence other organisations to replicate similar Actions.
  • To encourage ongoing social movement towards creating Dementia Friendly Communities.
  • To help Dementia Friendly Communities receive recognition for their work.
  • To raise the general public’s awareness of the increasingly dementia friendly environments.
  • To raise awareness to people affected by dementia of the accessibility of more organisations for people with dementia. 
  • To enable people affected by dementia to have a voice in Woking. 

Meetings 

Meeting are held quarterly

Contact:

Name: Julie Meme

Email: dementiafriendly@woking.gov.uk

If you would like to join the Woking Local DAA please complete the action plan document found here: Alliance Member Registration Form

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