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 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.
Workington DAA welcomes members from all sectors to join the network, businesses and organisations including retail, transport, health, social care and community facilities too. The DAA also welcomes individuals who would like to support the town in becom
Workington had a successful launch of our alliance in May 2017 and are part of the Dementia Friendly Communities (DFC) Recognition Process.
The Yeovil DAA aims to make Yeovil a Dementia Friendly Community to enable to people to live well with dementia in Yeovil and the surrounding areas
‘What is good for people with dementia living in York is good for everyone living in York’ JRF – ‘Creating a Dementia Friendly York report October 2012
The Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Action Alliance is made up of a wide variety of organisations from the private, public and charity sectors – all committed to changing attitudes towards dementia and bringing about practical improvements to make a differe