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.
North Somerset Dementia Action Alliance aims to bring together all the dementia friendly activities in the area. It will be a forum for everyone to share ideas, support and inspire each other.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
Northampton has a strong commitment from Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors to support, promote and work towards a greater awareness of Dementia.
The Northamptonshire Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations from various sectors all working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers living in Northamptonshire.
The Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance is the coming together of organisations from across all sectors in Nottinghamshire to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their family carers.
DAA Nottinghamshire Group
It is estimated that there are some 2,541 people aged 65+ in Norwich living with some form of dementia. In addition, there are the carers and families who support those affected, plus many individuals who need support, but do not have a formal diagnosis.
The Oldham Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across Oldham, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Ombersley Dementia Action Alliance is a coalition of member organisation from across the town working together to make Ombersley a Dementia Friendly Community.
ODAA was formed in 2013 from the Oxfordshire Dementia Forum; the idea was put to the group as a change of focus was needed
The Pan Essex DAA was established in May 2015 with a view to creating Dementia Friendly Communities, together key stakeholders across the County to transform the lives of people living with dementia.
London is one of the finest cities in the world, and it’s vital that people living with dementia should still be able to enjoy all the capital has to offer. See our Vision for a Dementia Friendly London here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involv
May 2018 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan attended Dementia Friendly London Summit at City Hall, bringing together people living with dementia and London influencers to discuss what needs to change in the capital and to pledge to take action.