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Wentworth Valley Area Assembly ( Rotherham)

Wentworth Valley Area Assembly is a strategic partnership made up of ward councillors, partners and community representatives. It is important to note that the Area Assembly is more than just a meeting it is one way of bringing people together who live and work in an area to make a difference. It aims to put Communities in control over local decisions to enable improvement in services and regeneration activities. The areas covered are Hellaby ,Maltby, Wickersleyand Sunny side ,

29 April 2016
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

 Area Assembly can help to keep dementia on the agenda and raise people’s awareness of the work being done by Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance (RDAA).

We can encourage community organisations and local businesses within our area to get involved and become members of the  RDAA.

We can include dementia in the work being done locally with the SYP – safer Neighbourhood teams recognising that the people living with dementia in our area may feel vulnerable.

We will encourage more dementia awareness in our area.


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

It may initially be a challenge to get people to understand the concept of RDAA and consider what they can do to make a difference .

We will work with RDAA to information and inspiration


2. Actions

  • Promoting RDAA

    We will help to raise awareness about the working being done within RDAA to as many communities / organisations as possible carrying a supply of information both in hard copy format and electronically.

    We will pass on the contact details of any interested organisations to RDAA

    We will help raise the profile of the work of RDAA with in the media following them on Twitter and Facebook

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness and Dementia Friends

    We as a group will become Dementia Friends and host a Dementia Awareness session opening this up to others promoting dementia awareness within the community

    To involve tenants, residents and neighbourhood centres as possible raising dementia awareness 

  • Signposting

    Have knowledge of support local services and distribute Worried about your memory Leaflets and information social out lets for people living with dementia to reduce the risk of social isolation .