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Braintree District Council

Braintree District Council is the local authority for the District of Braintree.

22 May 2019
East of England
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Braintree District 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?

Braintree District Council's role is to support the Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance and to deliver its Action Plan to help improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.

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

To ensure that all staff and departments are involved in delivering a more dementia friendly service and that we make the most of the opportunities to understand more about dementia and to get involved in activities and training wherever possible.

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2. Actions

  • To co-ordinate and initally Chair the Braintree Dementia Action Alliance

    To arrange meetings and distribute minutes and provide support for member organisations when producing plans.

    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Braintree District Council co-ordinatored and chaired the second meeting of the the Alliance on 22nd January 2016

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Braintree District Council co-ordinated and chaired the first meeting of the Districts Dementia Action Alliance on 22nd October 2015

  • To continue to actively promote the Keep Safe Scheme to people living with Dementia and their carers.

    To establish where dementia groups take place and which organisations are co-ordinating them.


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    The Keep Safe scheme was promoted during Essex Dementia Day on 20th January 2016.

  • To co-ordinate Dementia Friends sessions for Staff, Volunteers and Councillors at Braintree District Council.

    To work with our local Dementia Friends Champion to offer Dementia Friends Sessions to staff, volunteers and councillors.

    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Sessions delivered during January 2016.  Total of 161 people attended the sessions.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Sessions offered to staff during November and December 2015

  • To ensure that all members of the Council's Corporate Management Team attend a Dementia Friends Session.

    All members of the Council's Corporate Management Team including the Chief Executive will take part in a Dementia Friends session at the beginning of their Corporate Management Team Meeting in March 2016.

    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Date agreed and set as Tuesday 22nd March 2016. Session will be delivered by local Dementia Friends Champion.