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Ipswich Town & Waterfront

Ipswich Town & Waterfront promotes Ipswich as a great place to to live, work, study, play, visit and invest. Our online community portal helps local people discover the best that Ipswich has to offer, including local events, places to visit, and champions local and independent businesses, retailers and restaurants. Our website is accessed by the local community and by visitors to the town looking to discover what's on, where to go and things to do. Providing information that enables people to find Dementia Friendly places is important to ensuring our town is inclusive and welcoming to all. Ipswich Town & Waterfront is committed to promoting all Dementia Friendly events, and encourages local businesses to become Dementia Friends.

11 January 2019
East of England
Arts, Businesses and shops
Local Alliances:
Ipswich 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?

Our community portal is aligned to providing the best information on local services. This includes highlighting businesses and services which are Dementia Friendly.

We also promote the work of the IDAA, and opportunities to become a Dementia Friend.

One of the Directors is also an active member of the IDAA Steering Group.

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

Keeping up to date with developments that could improve services with those living with Dementia.

2. Actions

  • To Be An Active Member of the IDAA

    To join the IDAA and take on an active role in helping to support Ipswich in becoming a Dementia Friendly Town.


    2017 - First Quarter Update

    We have joined the IDAA. Additionally a member of the team has since volunteered to take on the role of Web Champion, managing registrations by new members.

  • To Become A Dementia Friend

    For the two Directors of Ipswich Town & Waterfront to complete a Dementia Friends Training session, and use the knowledge gained to impact on future work in promoting the IDAA.
  • To Promote Local Dementia Friends Training Events

    To promote local opportunities for individuals to become a Dementia Friend on the Ipswich Town & Waterfront Events Page, and to promote these on social media.


    2019 - First Quarter Update

    Ipswich Town & Waterfront has offered free business membership to the IDAA, and has included all the local Dementia Friends Training events, and has promoted these on the Ipswich Town & Waterfront social media pages.

  • To volunteer with the IDAA as the Digital Media Champion

    As well as being an active member of the Steering Group, we also promote the work of the IDAA and relevant news stories about dementia throughthe IDAA social media accounts, and manage the incoming emails.