Bristol Dementia Action Alliance
Bristol Dementia Action Alliance became a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation in June 2016 and is working to increase Dementia Awareness in Bristol. More information is available on our website: www.bdaa.org.uk
- 1 February 2021
- South West
- Local Alliances:
- Bristol 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?
1. Our aim is to enable Bristol to become “The Dementia Friendly City of the UK”
.2. We will visit businesses/organisations within the Bristol area using two tools to increase Dementia awareness i.e.
- the Global Purple Angel Campaign - the Dementia Friends initiative,
3. By running “Roadshows” in strategic Bristol locations once a quarter with the aim of spreading Dementia aweareness and getting “buy-In “ from local people
4. By running workshops in schools, uniformed organisations e.g. Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs, Beavers, Rainbows and youth clubs etc. to increase Dementia awaeness amongst the young.
5. By running BDAA stalls at local markets, fayres, boot sales and otherevents to increase awareness of Dementia.
6. By supporting Dementia Awareness Days and Memory Walks.
7. By helping people to link up with organisations offering help and support to people with Dementia and their carers,
8. Working shoulder to shoulder with any group,organisation or individual seeking to help or support those people with Dementia and their carers enabling Bristol to become a Dementia Friendly Community.
9. By running fund-raising activities and selling merchandise to finance our activities.
10. By campaigning on behalf of people with Dementia e.g. closure of public libraries and public toilets.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenges to our objective of making Bristol “The Dementia Friendly City of the UK” are:-
• The size of the city (just under 500,000 people)
• Recruiting and training volunteers.
• Finding Website /Social Media support
• Building bridges with other care organisations/agencies
Launching the Bristol DAA
• We launched as a result of a public meeting on 9th July 2013
Roadshows across the city
Bristol city will be divided up into different areas and a roadshow will be held in each area every quarter.
- Planning, Delivery
We have already started and will continue to visits retailers, businesses and other organisations to raise awareness of dementia.
We have arranged fund-raising activities
Working in partnership
We have arranged dialogue between BDAA and other caring bodies (including the NHS) and any other interested organisations.
This past year we have had to take our Dementia Awareness sessions, workshops and information sessions online due to covid-19. In 2020 we successfully changed to online offerings including the above and building audits too. We collaborated with several other organisations to offer webinars on Caring in Lockdown, Supporting Young People with Dementia and Being a Dementia Friendly Church in a Pandemic. 2021 will see more of the same and we have several webinars planned.
- Being implemented
Activity Bags - 2021
We are giving an activity bag to our Memories Cafe members each month to help them during lockdown, we hope to resume sessions at Zion as soon as we are safely able to.