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.
Southwark Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) exists as a vehicle for organisations and individuals to work together to make Southwark a dementia friendly community.
The district of South Cambridgeshire forms a 'doughnut' around the city of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire. It is a mostly rural district and its population includes many students who are studying at the University of Cambridge.
Working towards a Dementia Friendly South Derbyshire
The South East & Central Northumberland Alliance is made up of organisations across South East & Central Northumberland and surrounding villages all working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia an their carers
Southampton Dementia Action Alliance will oversee a 12 month project to recognise Southampton as a Dementia Friendly City, ensuring people living with dementia and their carers feel supported and included in their community.
South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance was launched on 12 January 2015.
Registered as a Demenita Friendly Community
The South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance is made up or organisations across South Lincolnshire all working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
South Ribble Partnership and South Ribble Borough Council recently brought together many organisations from across the borough all keen to work towards a Dementia Friendly South Ribble.
The Dementia Action Alliance for South Staffordshire District, covering the settlements of Brewood, Cheslyn Hay, Codsall, Great Wyrley, Kinver, Landywood, Penkridge, Perton and Wombourne.
The South Tees DAA is made up of a wide range of organisations all with the aim of improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers by working to create dementia friendly communities.
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