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.
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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The South Tyneside Dementia Action Alliance (STDAA) aims to transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers via the development of local Dementia Friendly Communities through agreed partnership action.
The South-West Lincolnshire DAA has recently been launched in November 2015. The alliance comprises of a range of organisations including public, private and third sector organisations. South-West DAA members are striving to achieve common goals outlined
A borough-wide initiative that will serve to stimulate the formation and progress of a number of location-specific ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’.
The Stafford Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations that operate across the town. The Alliance aims to make Stafford a dementia-friendly town, improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the county of Staffordshire and the city of Stoke-on-Trent, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
Stockport Dementia Action Alliance has been reformed in October 2016 in response to plans for a successful local dementia friendly communities movement - led by people with dementia and supported by organisations - to span the whole town.
Stowmarket and surrounding villages have a population of approximately 16,000, with approximately 322 people living with dementia. The DAA will work towards achieving Dementia Friendly Community status for the area.