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African Health Forum

The African Health Forum works to improve the quality of life experienced by all African communities, particularly those affected by a long-term health condition and their carers, through the development of a robust partnership that builds on its members, ensures the delivery of holistic and responsive services and facilitates achievement of excellence. The Forum also aims to raise awareness of caring within the African communities and tries to reach those who may not self-identify as carers. The Forum is supported by Camden Carers Service.

Updated:
9 February 2017
Location:
London
Sectors:
Health
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?

We aim to raise awareness of dementia, and the resources available to people with dementia and their carers, throughout the communities that we serve. 

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

Time and other resources, and the stigma which sometimes surrounds issues relating to mental capacity.

Member website

africanhealthforum.com

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that Forum staff become Dementia Friends, by attending an information session delivered by a Dementia Friends Champion.

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  • Office Access

    We will review the Forum’s premises to ensure that they are dementia-friendly.

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  • Raising Awareness

    We will distribute information about dementia within African communities in order to raise awareness and improve access to support for people with dementia and their carers.

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