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Norfolk Community Foundation

Norfolk Community Foundation is a Norfolk based, registered charity that matches generous people to important community causes so that together, we can change the world on our doorstep. Our work touches 1 in 4 people locally. We are the charity that bridges the gap between those in need and those who can help by: - Supporting vulnerable people - Enabling stronger communities – supporting the people, places and spaces that help communities thrive and grow - Helping people to develop their skills, move towards employment and take up opportunities to enrich their lives. We’re proud to support several local charities and groups working with people with dementia, helping to raise awareness of the condition and making society more inclusive. Together, Norfolk shines brighter.

2 January 2020
East of England
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Holt Dementia Action Alliance , Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance , Broadland Dementia Action Alliance , Great Yarmouth 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?

Norfolk Community Foundation supports local organisations that deliver services and support for people with dementia and their carers through targeted funding.

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

Norfolk Community Foundation does not deliver frontline dementia services, instead supporting local organisations through funding to deliver services and support for people with dementia and their carers.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia awareness training

    All staff will attend a training session in Dementia Awareness to ensure that they are aware of the issues surrounding dementia and how to best support those living with dementia.


    2019 - Second Quarter Update

    The Norfolk Community Foundation staff team attended an informative training session on dementia awareness in June 2019.

  • Appoint a Dementia Champion

    We will establish a "Dementia Champion" role within our organisation; someone who can train staff in Dementia Awareness.

    Being implemented
  • Raising awareness of dementia

    We will update our website with Dementia Awareness information, highlighting that our staff are trained in Dementia Awareness.

    Being implemented

    2019 - Third Quarter Update

    We featured a blog post on our website about life as a carer for a family member who is living with dementia, some of the challenges involved, and information on how people can get advice and support.

  • Promoting membership

    We will promote our membership of the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance.
    Being implemented
  • Supporting events

    We will support local fundraising and community events for Dementia care.
    Being implemented