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Falmouth Dementia Action Alliance

A local dementia action alliance that covers Falmouth, Penryn & District (Cornwall) includes parishes of Budock, Constantine, Mabe, Mawnan, Mylor, St Gluvias.

Updated:
6 November 2015
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Membership Organisations
Local Alliances:
Falmouth 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?

  • To develop Dementia Friendly Communities for people with dementia, their carers and families, voluntary and statutory services, businesses and the wider community. (National Dementia Strategy 2009 – Living well with dementia; Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2012-2015; Dementia 2012 – A National Challenge, National Dementia Declaration).
  • To deliver on the action plans submitted in response to the National Dementia Declaration.
  • To seek membership from businesses and organisations in and around Falmouth.
  • To assist the formation of other Dementia Action Alliances
  • To establish and maintain effective support through information sharing networks
  • To ensure that the voices of people with dementia, their carers and families are heard and guide the work of the DAA

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

  • Funding. Falmouth DAA is an independent organization, community led and owned, with no direct access to funding.
  • Finding volunteers to carry out the work of Falmouth DAA.

2. Actions

  • Developing a dementia friendly community

    Falmouth Dementia Action Alliance, creating dementia friendly Falmouth, Penryn and district by encouraging businesses and organisations to take action to improve the lives of people living with dementia

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    Continuing the good work wecompleted in 2013.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The Falmouth DAA continues to be a credible leader of dementia matters in Falmouth Penryn and District

  • To deliver on action plans submitted in response to the National dementia declaration

    The Falmouth DAA works hard to achieve its aims

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Falmouth DAA continues to be seen as a credible leader in dementia matters in Falmouth Penryn and District

  • To seek membership from businesses and organisations in Falmouth Penryn and District

    During 2013 over 200 businesses and organisations joined.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    Re-engaging with the business community, old members updating their actions and new members coming on board

  • To assist the formation of other DAAs

    To help other DAAs become established

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We are assisting Truro DAA by attending their regular monthly steering groups; also supporting Gina who has a dream to create Dementia Friendly Exeter

  • Listening

    To ensure the voices of people with dementia, their carers and families are heard and guide the work of FDAA

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    People living with dementia are continuously able to guide the work of FDAA via falmouth Memory Cafe and music and moveement group, 'Thanks for the Memory'