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Lewisham Disability Coalition

Lewisham Disability Coalition works to promote equality for disabled people and to provide services that support Independent Living. Our advice services are accredited by the Advice Quality Standard. Our aims are: To promote the human rights of disabled people, by challenging barriers and all forms of discrimination, so enabling disabled people to gain effective personal and political power, self determination, full participation and equality within society; To be an independent, influential, inclusive, non-discriminatory force in empowering, supporting and advising all disabled people in Lewisham; To work in cooperation with other organisations and individuals who share our vision and mission in promoting the rights of disabled people.

4 December 2017
Health, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Lewisham 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 support people with dementia and their carers by:

  • providing advice and support as part of the Advice Lewisham partnership
  • social prescribing to target social isolation as part of the Community Connections Consortium 
  • organising events and activities for our clients, many of whom have dementia.

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

We have limited funding and there is currently not the equivalent local commissioning for care navigation for disabled people as there is for carers.

2. Actions

  • Developing Neighbourhood Care Networks

    We plan to address these by linking in with broader partners delivering dementia services through the Community Connections Neighbourhood Care Networks