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 email@example.com.
Watchet & the Quantocks Local Alliance began in 2015 in the small Somerset town of Watchet on the Bristol Channel. It has grown to encompass the nearby villages of the Quantock Hills and so far around 60 local businesses and organisations.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
The Wealden Dementia Action Alliances aim to transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers through delivering on their action plans
To transform the quality of life of people living with dementia and memory loss,their carers and families, to ensure they are treated with respect and dignity by our community.
DAA covering Welwyn Hatfield Borough in mid Hertfordshire with a population of some 111,000 of whom more than 17,000 are 65+.
Initial meetings held in late 2015. In March 2016 an action plan outlining areas of activity; recuitment, awareness raising , PR and acheiving DFC status has been adopted and a Chair , Cllr Fiona Thomson, elected .
The West Berkshire Dementia Action Alliance has been formed as a natural progression from the work of the Newbury Dementia Action Alliance which was originally formed in January 2014 and launched in June 2014. The West Berkshire DAA supports and liaises
The Cheshire West Dementia Action Alliance is an umbrella group consisting of a partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust and the West Cheshire Clinical Commisioning Group.
The West Kent DAA was established in December 2014 with all members committing to the National Dementia Declaration, and sharing local information and best practice.
Part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community'
West Lancashire Dementia Action Alliance is due to launch in July 2016 with support from local councils, NHS bodies and the local community.