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Brightlingsea Town Council

Brightlingsea Town Council is made up of 12 Councillors, most of whom have responsibilities for specific areas within the town. Brightlingsea returns three representatives to Tendring District Council, and has one representative on Essex County Council. The Mayor for 2021-2022 is Councillor Jayne Chapman and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Mick Barry.

28 September 2021
Local Alliances:
Tendring 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?

Brightlingsea Town Council are committed to serving the local area and part of our remit is to promote 'Welfare and Services' for elderly residents in our area. Becoming dementia friendly means that we are able to better understand the needs of some of those residents and to tailor services accordingly.

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

Sourcing dementia friends sessions, Covid

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    For our councillors to become Dementia Friends and to open and promote the session to other local organisations'
  • Dementia Friendly groups

    We have sourced funding to run a local Dementia Friendly group once a month. Age Concern Colchester will run the club and offer a range of activities as well as dementia advice and support to attendees.

  • Signposting

    We hold informtion on local support services and will signpost residents to those where appropriate.