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Alzheimer's Society - Surrey

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website and more than 2000 local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.

Updated:
12 December 2017
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Charity
Local Alliances:
Surrey 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?

We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.

Locally we provide the following services: Dementia information and Support, Side by Side, Dementia Friendly Communities project, Time for Dementia project and TIHM for Dementia project.

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

We will endeavour to support the local alliance where we can by attending meetings and providing information. We are committed to working collaboratively with partners in the local community to see better outcomes for people affected dementia in the community.

Member website

www.alzheimers.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of Local Dementia Action Alliances

    We will work with the Surrey LDAA to raise its profile across the county and to register more members. We will sit as a member on the Surrey LDAA steering group and support the group to create a dementia friendly community.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Ths is an ongoing Action. It has been successfully carried out with over 60 members since October 2016.

  • Act as Dementia Friends Champions

    We will support with the delivery of Dementia Friends information sessions across Surrey through our own Dementia Friends Champions.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    This is an ongoing Action involving many members of the operations staff team as well as DAA Coordinators. We also encourage new LDAAs to have a Champion on their steering group.

  • Support people affected by dementia to have a voice in Surrey

    We will support people affected by dementia to have the opportunity to influence how their own dementia friendly community will look. We will establish at least two service user review groups to support local DAA's, and we will work with all Local DAA's accross Surrey to enable someone affected by dementia to be a part of the steering group.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    This function is continuous.