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South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance

Local Alliance information


South Lincolnshire

The South Lincolnshire DAA was set up in July 2012 and offically launched in the October. The Local Alliance is made up of a range of organisations including voluntary sector organisations, community sector organisations, private businesses and local authorities. Members who have signed up to the DAA and become part of this local alliance have come together to develop a South Lincolnshire Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference gives guidance to new and existing memebers and takes into account the Terms of Reference used by national members.  The South Lincolnshire DAA members are not only working towards actions set out in their organisational action plan but are also working as a collective to ensure South Lincolnshire is working towards becoming a dementia friendly community.

 Terms of Reference South Lincolnshire DAA

South Lincolnshire DAA Aims

  • Recognising the diversity of organisations needed to support people withdementia and their carers in South Lincolnshire.
  • Encouraging organisations to become part of the South Lincolnshire dementia action alliance.
  • Working towards dementia friendly communities.
  • Identifying and working with dementia champions/ dementia friends.
  • Sharing of information amongst members and examples of good practice.
  • Identifying future work, sharing of resources and working in partnership.

Heather Gilling and Cllr Mrs Helen Powell

Chair of South Lincolnshire DAA

Heather Gilling is the Chair of the South Lincolnshire DAA and has both professional and personal experience of dementia. Heather a former carer is involved in Dementia Support South Lincs and is extremely passionate about supporting people with dementia and their carers in South Lincolnshire.

The South Lincolnshire DAA also have an exciting new opportunity available for someone that is enthusiastic about making a difference in their area and wants to gain some work experience. To apply for a volunteer position in our DAA, please find the details attached.

 Dementia Action Alliance Volunteer

Dementia Friends session with Boots Boots

Two South Lincolnshire DAA members Heather Gilling (Dementia Support South Lincs) and Sarah Westwood (Buckles Solicitors) who are now trained as Dementia Friend Champions, went and delivered a dementia friends session with Boots Managers and Pharmacists from different Boots stores from across Lincolnshire. The session helped raise awareness amongst the Boots staff and enabled them to think about how they could improve their service for customers with dementia. In total 16 people became dementia friends and the various Boots stores have been invited to be involved in their local DAA in either Lincoln or South Lincolnshire.

Boots Dementia Friends








Heather, Sarah and Boots 'Dementia Friends'



Meetings 2017

The South Lincolnshire DAA meets quarterly. The dates for the 2017 meetings are as follows:

21st February

23rd May

22nd August

21st November 

Tonic Health,6 Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2AF.

Members provide meeting space and refreshments as an in kind contribution where possible.

Work undertaken by the local alliance

Doorstep Crime Awareness Training

The South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance has been working with the Doorstep Crime Awareness Project in South Kesteven promoting awareness training to carers and looking at ways of adapting the trainining to suppport carers of people with dementia.

Dementia training

The South Lincolnshire Alliance members have agreed to post information about dementia training available.

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Royal College of Practioners (2 free modules to anyone working in the NHS)



  • The South Lincolnshire DAA currently has 13 members that have signed up to Dementia Action Alliance
  • The local alliance has been meeting quarterly since August 2012
  • The local alliance has been working with local community projects such as the Doorstep Crime Awareness Project
  • A chair from a local member organisation has been elected
  • Members individual actions have been reported on quarterly and can be found in the action plan section of the website

Useful links

Lincolnshire County Councils My Choice My Care website, providing information for people with dementia, carers or people worried about their memory. Lots of useful information including services and support in Lincolnshire.


How to join the South Lincolnshire DAA

The South Lincolnshire DAA welcomes new organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector. To become a member of the South Lincolnshire DAA please register on the website and complete an action. We ask members attend quarterly meetings, report quartlery on their action plans and get involved in the local work of the alliance. To become a member or to find out more about the South Lincolnshire DAA please contact:


Gill Collins
Alzheimer's Society
Telephone:  01522 692681
Email: gill.collins@alzheimers.org.uk