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.
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
We are a group of businesses & other organisations who are concerned about supporting people affected by dementia in our community. We feel the best way of doing this is by consulting people with dementia and acting together as a group to effect changes
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, on the river Cam. There are many existing services for people with dementia in Cambridge, and you can find out about these members and their services on this page.
Camden Dementia Action Alliance, Commissioned by the London Borough of Camden, works to develop Camden into a Dementia Friendly Community.
A project support group representing the local community has formed to move the ‘Making Canford Heath Dementia-Friendly’ initiative forward and help achieve the aims and objectives for the area
Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community
The Cannock Chase Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across the district of Cannock Chase, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Canterbury Dementia Action Alliance is made up if Organisations working within the boundaries of Canterbury City Council whose aims are to help people to Live Well with dementia
The Canterbury DAA is a constituent member of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and has such is part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards being a dementia friendly conmmunity'.