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Eaton Dementia Friends

Norwich has declared its aim to be a dementia friendly and inclusive city. In association with that initiative, we are working for the Eaton area to be recognised as a dementia friendly community. We know the difference that it makes for those who are living with dementia, and for their carers, when people understand dementia better. It has therefore not been difficult to gather a group of people prepared to join a steering committee to drive that initiative forward. Those serving on the committee have joined as interested individuals or they represent local groups.

18 October 2017
East of England
Local Alliances:
Norwich City 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?

* Support people living with dementia and their carers, developing activities and advertising and promoting links with schemes already in existence

* Promote the roll-out of Dementia Friends Information  Sessions in the Eaton area to raise awareness of dementia and help to remove associated fear and stigma

* Explore ways in which becoming a dementia friendly community can benefit other vulnerable people.

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

Sufficient funds to pay for necessary items eg equipment for film shows and dbs checks for volunteers

2. Actions

  • Setting up a steering group for Dementia Friendly Eaton

    Gathering together representatives from organisations and businesses in the Eaton area to work together to formulate concrete plans to support people living with dementia and their carers.

    Being implemented
  • Raise awareness of dementia

    Promote the roll-out of Dementia Friends Information Sessions in Eaton  - advertising, finding venues and champions to deliver the sessions which should be ongoing across the Eaton area.

    Being implemented
  • Promote links with schemes already in existence

    Through setting up a website where activities and help offered by other organisations can be advertised and through producing a brochure which can be left in doctor's waiting room to advertise the above

    Being implemented