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 Buckinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations and services that operate across the county who are joining together and committing to make Buckinghamshire more Dementia-Friendly.
The Buckingham DAA will encourage and support the 36 parishes of Buckingham Local Area Forum to become dementia friendly communities.
In May 2014 Burgess Hill Dementia Friendly Committee Sponsor Group (Burgess Hill DFSP) was launched with an aim to encourage people to become partners of a Dementia Friendly Community in Burgess Hill and the surrounding villages.
Aiming to make the towns more dementia aware and more accessible for those with both physical and mental health issues.
The Burnley Dementia Action Alliance is a newly established alliance open to all new members committed to Burnley becoming a Dementia Friendly town.
The Bury Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across Bury, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
Bury St Edmunds DAA currently covers the principal town of St Edmundsbury District in West Suffolk.
Working Towards a Dementia Friendly Buxton and the High Peak
Calderdale Dementia Action Alliance will bring organisations together to consider how their service is delivered, and, where appropriate, make changes to their current practice to support people living with dementia in their community.
Calne Community Area DAA aim is to make sure that everyone from the Calne Community Area living with dementia is respected and enabled to continue to enjoy living their lives in their own community as well as possible for as long as possible