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Lewes Town Council

Lewes Town Council is a large parish council serving Lewes in East Sussex. The Council comprises eighteen elected members – six representing each of three electoral wards (Bridge, Castle, and Priory), and it employs fourteen staff (8 full-time). Council meets approximately every five weeks and often creates working-parties for large projects or short tasks.

23 February 2017
Local Alliances:
Lewes and District 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?

In March 2015 Lewes Town Council voted to become a dementia friendly town.  In April the Mayor of Lewes held a Mayor’s Reception for 'Dementia Friendly Lewes' inviting interested parties from all walks of life in the town.  

The interest generated has resulted in the formation of Lewes and District Dementia Action Alliance which is to be formally launched in March 2017. 

The Town Hall hosts a public Dementia Friends information session every other month. 

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

Lewes Town Council is constrained like any other organisation with time and funding for projects.  However, the Town council own excellent venues, for example the Town Hall and the All Saints Centre, which it can provide to the DAA free of charge.    

2. Actions

  • Raise Awareness of Dementia in Lewes

    The Town Council will host Dementia Friends information sessions open to the public every other month

    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Support Lewes and District Dementia Action Alliance

    The Town Council will support Lewes District Dementia Action Alliance through the use of its rooms as a venue for quarterly meetings occasionally, and by advertising its work in it newsletter.

    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member