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 St Helens Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across St Helens; working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. Any organisation operating in St Helens is able to join the St Helens DAA
The Sunderland 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.
The Surrey Dementia Action Alliance facilitates Local Dementia Action Alliances in Surrey
The Sutton Dementia Action Alliance, now in its second year, aims to improve understanding of dementia throughout the London Borough of Sutton by engaging businesses and retail centres to create a dementia friendly community.
Stevenage DAA has been formed to increase awareness of dementia and achieve recognition of the District as "Working to become Dementia Friendly".
The Swale Dementia Action Alliance is a member of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and as such is part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community'. Members are agencies and residents of the area including statutory, v
Part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community'
To raise awareness and understanding of Dementia in the Swanage Area
Members of the Community come together to work to make Swindon a Dementia Friendly Community. There are representatives from emergency services, care providers, Swindon Borough Council, theatre/arts, legal services, libraries, Alzheimer's Society, Swindon
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
The Tameside Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the borough, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers and to help make Tameside a dementia friendly borough.
The Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community is a partnership of member organisations from across the town working together to make Tamworth Dementia Friendly .