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.
This working group is called Caring about Dementia with the aim of making the Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade area ‘dementia-friendly’; supporting people with dementia to have the confidence to know that they can contribute to the life of the community
Our aim is to bring individuals and organisations together to reduce stigma and raise understanding of dementia; to enable people living with dementia to continue doing the things that they enjoy within their own community for longer.
We want Saffron Walden to be a community where people living with dementia are treated with respect, dignity and given as much independence as possible whilst their carers are supported and enabled to enjoy a good quality of life.
Salford Dementia Action Alliance will act as the 'hub' for dementia efforts in Salford, so that we deliver a joined up approach in our community. The Salford Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across Salford, working together to impro
The overarching aim of the Salisbury Community Area Dementia Action Alliance is to make sure that everyone living in Salisbury with dementia is respected and enabled to continue to enjoy living their lives in their own community as well as possible for as
Around 30 organisations are signed up to the DAA. Three awareness raising events have been held since the DAA was launched, at Salisbury Playhouse Theatre, Salisbury Cathedral and the Guildhall.
The Sandwell Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across Sandwell, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Sandwich DAA has ben established to meet the needs of the rural community within the catchment area of Sandwich Age Concern
The Sandwich Dementia Action Alliance is a constituent member of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and as such is part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community' .
The Scarborough Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the area, working together to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers and to help make Scarborough a dementia friendly town.
Sedbergh DAA brings together local organisations who are committed to helping their local community become more dementia friendly through taking action.