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London Borough of Camden

Camden Local Authority, providing services for the people of Camden.

21 October 2016
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Camden 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?

At Camden we are dedicated to helping people with dementia and their carers live well. Our Camden Dementia Plan 2012-2017 outlines our aspirations and the outcomes we want people to be able to achieve through a series of "I" statements. We work closely with local stakeholders and local people to make sure we deliver effective services for the people of Camden.

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

Delivering effective services during a time of financial pressures is a key challenge. By working closely with our partners and delivering services co-designed with local people we can help to overcome this challenge and continue to deliver positive outcomes for local people living with dementia.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friendly Training

    As a Council we work with the enitre populace of Camden, providing a wide range of services. We aspire to have all of our employees be dementia friendly, ensuring that people living with dementia recieve a consistently good service across the Council. We will provide Dementia friends training and make it available to all members of the Council.

    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Our Dementia friendly training began on 16th May 2016, to coincide with Dementia Awareness week. To date we have trained 100 dementia friends in the Council across a wide range of departments. We are offering weekly drop in training sessions for employees and bespoke sessions at team meetings to help promote the message. We hope to have created a minimum of 300 dementia friends by the end of 2016.

  • Support the Local DAA

    We are dedicated to creating a dementia friendly Camden. We will fund a Dementia Action Alliance Co-ordinator post for 2 years to help our local alliance grow, become sustainable and work towards creating a dementia friendly Camden. We will attend all of the DAA meetings and encourage membership of the alliance through our contractural relationships with local providers.

    Being implemented
  • Ensure Council buildings are dementia friendly

    We will audit all of the Council buildings to ensure they are dementia friendly.  We will use the dementia friendly physical environments checklist to accomplish this.

    Initial Scoping