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.
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
To raise awareness of dementia and its impacts, encouraging and supporting action which will help transform the quality of life of people with dementia and those who care for them in Bournemouth to achieve a truly dementia-friendly town.
Working towards a dementia friendly Boston.
We are committed to making a positive difference to the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers in Bracknell Forest by taking action on relevant issues.
Bracknell Forest DAA is the proud winner of the 'Best Dementia Support & Research UK' award as part of the 2017 Social Care Awards hosted by GHP Pharma magazine
Bradford District DAA will seek to include both large and small local organisations and those national and regional organisations with branches or service provision in the district. It will work with the statutory, business, academic, voluntary sectors.
Bradford on Avon area has an age profile higher than national average, so there is a particular focus on issues relating to older people and the need to make Bradford on Avon community area a dementia friendly community.
Barnet Dementia Action Alliance is an vital part of the drive to make Barnet the most dementia friendly borough in London. Barnet Council and Barnet CCG together with local partners developed a Dementia Manifesto for Barnet. The Dementia Action Alliance
Launch date: 11th May 2017 Barnet Dementia Hub contact Patrick.Gray@alzheimers.org.uk for more info.
Braintree comprises a District in northeast essex with a population over 65 of almost 26,000 people from a total of 147,000. The DAA has been set up by a wide range of intial members who include housing , cultural , liesure and commercial retail servci