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Stowmarket Town Council

Stowmarket Town Council is the first tier of local government for Stowmarket in Suffolk. Formed in 1974 from the Stowmarket Urban District Council, the Town Council serves a population of approximately 20,000 people in four wards. We are made up of 16 elected members backed up by a staff of over 30.

Updated:
29 September 2020
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Businesses and shops, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Finance, Local Authorities, Recreation, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Stowmarket 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?

As a Town Council we are supportive of all activities which are fully inclusive and accessible, dementia friendly delivered by all our connected organisations within the town of Stowmarket.

We have provided funding and assistance to the Demetia Alliance and have grant funding available to charitable organisations within the town to support their work with people living with dementia.

The Chair of Demetia Alliance recently addressed the Annual Meeting of Stowmarket Town Council to raise awareness within the organisation.

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

Continual work needed to continue raising awareness and support people living with dementia within the town of Stowmarket.

Ensuring that Stowmarket provides a safe, inclusive environment and that everyone feels part of their local community.

Member website

www.stowmarket.org

2. Actions

  • To hold dementia friends sessions for all staff

    Set up and organise sessions

    Status:
    Planning
  • Support connected local organisations in dementia friendly activities

    To promote Stowmarket as a dementia friendly town and raise awareness as appropriate.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Stowmarket Town Council dementia friendly focus

    To consider adapting and ammending social media, event and advertising to ensure we work towards and support making Stowmarket a dementia friendly community.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping