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Age UK Essex

Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research. We know that ageing is the main risk factor for developing dementia, but equally that dementia is neither an inevitable nor a normal consequence of ageing.

9 January 2017
East of England
Charity, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Colchester Dementia Action Alliance , Tendring 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?

Ensure that discussion about dementia is open and honest within and outside our organisation to remove any associated stigma To make working with people with dementia a natural part of our day-to-day work and operations and is not seen as something that is bolted on or separate. Act in a leadership capacity to show other organisations what can be achieved To ensure that anyone with dementia is enabled to live independently in their chosen place of residence for as long as possible

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

The logistics, and associated costs, with training and communicating with a geographically dispersed and part-time workforce.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Friendly staff & volunteers

    Ensure all new staff and volunteers take part in the Dementia Friends information sessions during their induction period.


    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

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  • Join the DAAs in NE Essex

    Submit action plans to join all DAAs in NE Essex to include Tendring & Colchester.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raise awareness of dementia and support available for people affected by dementia

    Attend local networking events and local community engagement meetings to raise awareness of dementia and the support that is available locally. 


    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    new member