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.
Get in touch...
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 if you are just looking for new ideas, email firstname.lastname@example.org for further support.
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.
Working towards a dementia friendly West Lindsey Lincolnshire
. Our action group is formed from residents, representatives from local Churches, local businesses and other local agencies.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community. Dementia friends sessions held locally, and the production of local information leaflets
Westminster Dementia Action Alliance is an independent partnership of public, private and voluntary sector organisations who have agreed to work together to support those living with dementia by raising awareness amongst organisations and communities and
The Weybridge Dementia Action Alliance is a small group seeking to raise awareness in our local community of what it is like to live with dementia. Our hope is that by helping everyone to understand more, those living with dementia in Weybridge and their
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.
The Wigan Dementia Action Alliance is made up of a wide range of organisations across the whole borough of Wigan; working together to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
Wincanton is now a registered Dementia Friendly Community. By raising awareness of dementia, Wincanton will support local people living with dementia in our small rural town which has a large farming community and to which many people retire.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community since June 2017