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Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society Southwark and Lambeth is the local branch of the UK’s leading dementia charity. Within Lambeth our professional staff carry out one to one visits to people affected by dementia in the borough providing advice, support and signposting on a number of issues including social care, benefits, devices, advance planning and sources of local social engagement and activities. We also co facilitate a local carers group, run Dementia Friends awareness sessions and provided information and support at local community based festivals and events.

Updated:
22 July 2020
Location:
London
Local Alliances:
Lambeth Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

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2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

There is no Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Society inLambeth. We will not be able to undertake actions such as maintaining the websiteand liaising with DAAs elsewhere in London.We will overcome this by being realistic about our capacity and focusing on what wecan contribute.Another obstacle we might encounter is that, although our Service Users may wantto participate in DAA events, they might find it difficult to access them because ofissues around transport in the borough.This issue forms part of a much wider conversation which space does not allow forhere. However, we will do our best to support our Service Users by signposting themto initiatives such as Taxi Card and Dial-a-Ride (when applicable).

Member website

www.alzheimers.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Liaise with Lambeth DAA

    Maintain good lines of communication with Lambeth DAA. Help to provide ideas forinnovative actions and activities which could take place throughout the borough.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Our contribution

    Share the experiences of people affected by people dementia, who we meet on a regular basis in our 1:1 and group facilitation work, to Lambeth DAA. This will help to ensure that DAA action planning is informed by the lived experiences of people living with dementia and their carers. Signpost our Service Users to upcoming events and activities planned by Lambeth DAA
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Hosting meetings at Alzheimer’s Society Lambeth and Southwark office

    Hosting meetings at Alzheimer’s Society Lambeth and Southwark office

    Status:
    Being implemented