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Ipswich Borough Council

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk with a population of around 140,000. Ipswich Borough Council looks after all major council services within the town boundaries. Ipswich Borough Council provides a voice for its communities as well as a wide range of services to meet their needs.

19 May 2017
East of England
Local Authorities
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?

We are committed to making life better for those within the Borough living with Dementia. This includes access to services that we deliver.

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

We have a wide and diverse team of employees, and whose knowledge and response to supporting those living with Dementia varies.

2. Actions

  • To train staff and Councillors to become Dementia Friends

    We aim to enable training opportunities for staff and Councillors to become dementia friends. Currently we have achieved a target of 100 trained staff and Councillors

  • To enable communal areas in sheltered schemes to become Dementia Friendly

    We aim to adapt communal areas in three sheltered schemes to be dementia friendly and committed to reviewing all customer facing buildings to identify appropriate dementia friendly changes.

    To date we have adapted the communual in three sheltered schemes.

  • Providing administration support to the IDAA Steering Group

    We have committed to supporting the Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance (IDAA) to ensure Ipswich becomes a Dementia Friendly Town as part of the Ipswich Borough Corporate Plan, including supporting the administration of the IDAA.