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Sunlight Development Trust

Sunlight Development Trust is a registered charity and development trust which was created to tackle health and social inequality through community development. The charity is based at the Sunlight Centre in North Gillingham, operates as a social enterprise and delivers support and services both within Medway and outside of the area. Trustees are drawn from Kent & Medway and income earned from the Trust’s activities is used in a variety of ways to create local social impact. An as organisation, the Trust is committed to supporting social justice, human rights and tackling inequality. As a result, the Trust’s facilities, organisational culture and ethos are intentionally de-stigmatising, socially inclusive and values based. The Trust: • manages the Sunlight Centre, providing affordable facilities and meeting space for community groups and local service providers • delivers support and services for Medway people, funded by contracts, grants and partnership agreements • manages a digital recording studio and provides a sound engineering service • manages an FM licensed community radio station • supports community development through activities, events and volunteering • provides a community cafe and events catering through its trading subsidiary Cafesunlight CIC • funds the volunteer led Medway Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Support Scheme

8 December 2016
South East
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Medway 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?

By continuing to raise funds to provide the volunteer led Medway Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Support Scheme.

By providing an inclusive environment and facilities which are welcoming and accessible to those affected, and their families.

By continuing to listen to the experience of those affected and ensuring this informs design and content of the scheme.

By networking locally to keep up to date with information to ensure signposting is effective.

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

How best to enable the local community to support those affected, given the local context and demographic makeup. Continuing to attend to site and environmental issues to ensure a dementia friendly offer


Member website


2. Actions

  • Support the local community to develop an understanding of Dementia.

    The Trust will provide a free venue for two dementia awareness sessions for local community members, volunteers and those working on the site of Sunlight Centre.