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.
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
Dementia Friendly Wirral launched early in 2016 thanks to the enthusiasm of local people who want to work together to make the whole of Wirral a better place for people living with dementia, their relatives, and their carers.
Aim to make Witney a more Dementia Friendly Community by promoting Dementia Awareness amongst a wide range of organisations so that their staff, premises and processes are more dementia friendly.
Wokingham Borough has a population of 154,000 people. Many people choose to retire to this pleasant area within the Thames Valley. It is a vibrant community with good road and rail links to London and the West. The over 65s are a growing sector of the pop
The alliance held a launch event on Tuesday 20th May 2014 which the Town Mayor and 65 people attended.
The Wolverley and Cookley Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations that operate across the villages and are working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the city of Wolverhampton, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Worcester Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the City working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Worcestershire Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations that operate across the county and are working together to make Worcestershire a Dementia Friendly Community.
The Worthing Dementia Forum has been active and regularly meeting since April 2014. We are a collective of people living with dementia, carers, health and social care professionals, local traders and businesses.