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Harlow District Council

District Council providing support to Harlow Dementia Action Alliance

Updated:
14 June 2021
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Arts, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Recreation, Commissioners Sector
Local Alliances:
Pan Essex Dementia Action Alliance , Harlow 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?

We are a key member of Harlow Dementia Action Alliance, co-ordinate meetings and provide administration support. We have rolled out the Keep Safe Scheme this year and are planning a formal Dementia Friendly Communities launch at Harlow Health Resource Centre (Harlow Leisurezone) in December 2015 in partnership with the Harlow Dementia Action Alliance.

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

A dedicated co-ordinator is needed to move the work forward. Work is currently being shared between partner organsations.

Member website

www.harlow.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness

    Working with the Council's Sheltered Housing team,  we have trained a Dementia Champion who will start the roll out of Dementia Friends sessions across the Council , building on earlier DF sessions (no 20) in our customer service team Contact Harlow. This training is open to all staff with a link on the Council's intranet to enrol.

     

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Promote joint working

    Establish a local District wide DAA by working with local partners:

    Asda, Tesco, Supported Housing team, Age Concern, Essex Fire Service,

    NHS - West Essex CCG, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Rainbow Services

    Community Agents (British Red Cross), Essex Police, Alzheimer's Society

    Boots and ASDA pharmacies

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Launch the DAA and Keep Safe scheme publicly

    The formal public launch of the Harlow Dementia Action Alliance and the Keep Safe scheme is planned for December 2015. The launch will be held at the Leisurezone in the Health Resource Centre.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member