What is a Local Dementia Action Alliance?
A Local Dementia Action Alliance (LDAA) is an easy structure for creating a Dementia Friendly Community (DFC).
A LDAA is a group of people representing different sectors within an area who have come together to create a DFC alongside local people affected by dementia.
A LDAA can be established at any level, be it a village, city, county or even a region. They can overlap geographically and member organisations are encouraged to participate in more than one community.
Find out about LDAAs in your area by searching below or selecting a region.
How to set up a Local Dementia Action Alliance
1. Establish a steering group
2. Speak to local people affected by dementia
3. Encourage local organisations to take action and sign up as a member
4. Decide on an action plan for your group
For advice on setting up a Local Dementia Action Alliance, here are some top tips.
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The way that your LDAA works will depend on your community and the needs of people affected by dementia in your area. However, if you want advice on setting up a LDAA, creating a Dementia Friendly Community or are just looking for new ideas, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a group of people who care about Farnham and its residents. We aim to make Farnham a more dementia friendly community for those living with dementia and their carers.
Dementia Action Alliance Faversham is made up of organisations from the communities of Faversham, Sittingbourne and surrounding villages, all working to help people live well with dementia.
Dementia Action Alliance Faversham (known locally as DAAF) is a constituent member of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and as as such is part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community'.
The Felixstowe Dementia Action Alliance has been established to engage the community of Felixstowe in working towards becoming a dementia friendly town.
800+ Dementia Friends, 148 Digital Friends, 12 Dementia Champions, 40 Alliance Members
Fenland is a district in the north of Cambridgeshire, that borders with the Lincolnshire fens. Its council is based in March and its other major market towns are Wisbech, Chatteris and Whittlesey.
The very minimum requirement of this steering group is to understand what it might be like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action by making life a little bit easier, or services a bit more accessible to someone living with dementia.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community. We have formed close liaisons with local dementia care homes, the leisure centre, POPPs, Alzhiemers Society and the local church
The aim of the Forest of Dean District DAA is to make sure that everyone in the district living with dementia is respected and enabled to continue to enjoy living their lives in their own community as well as possible for as long as possible
Aiming to make Frome a dementia friendly town to support people with dementia and their carers in the community. Enabling people with dementia to remain independent and retain choice and control over their lives in a dignified manner.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
Gateshead Dementia Action Alliance exists to transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers within Gateshead through promoting the National Dementia Declaration and delivering on the Action Plans submitted by Alliance members.
The Dementia Friendly Gloucester Forum aim is to make sure that everyone from within Gloucester living with dementia is respected and enabled to continue to enjoy living their lives in their own community as well as possible for as long as possible
We are a group of interested local Godalming residents who want to improve our community making it a safe & friendly place for all people affected by dementia, using our influence to encourage local organisations to affect Dementia Friendly initiatives.