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.
Barrow in Furness Dementia Action Alliance is newly formed in early 2016 and extremely committed to supporting the town to become dementia friendly.
The Bath & North East Somerset DAA aims to create a dementia friendly community by raising awareness to enable those living with dementia to continue to enjoy all that BaNES has to offer and remain in their community for as long as possible
The Birmingham Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the City of Birmingham, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
Working towards a dementia friendly Blaby District
Blackburn with Darwen Dementia Action Alliance represents organisations and groups who strive to improve outcomes, and ultimately the community, for people affected by dementia.
The Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Dementia Action Alliance meet every quarter at various locations across the Fylde Coast to review and discuss actions and activity to support people living with dementia in the area.
Dementia Friendly Town, Blackpool Safe Haven launched, Blackpool Taxi drivers dementia friendly, Blackpool transport dementia friendly
To create a dementia friendly community in Blandford by turning understanding into action.
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
To work in partnership with people with dementia and their carers, and ensure they provide a focus for all activities undertaken. Promote and sustain Bognor Regis and Chichester as Dementia Friendly communities.
Bolton Dementia Action Alliance is launching early 2016, with targeted work in Horwich which we will grow and progress across the whole town and local area. Bolton DAA is made up of organisations and committed individuals across Bolton, working together