Exeter DAA First Annual Meeting
The Exeter Dementia Action alliance founded just over a year ago saw its first Annual members meeting take place at St Sidwells Community centre.
EDAA has just signed up its 43rd member with Exeter University about to join.
Gina Awad, Founder explained "this was a really important meeting where we celebrated how far we have come in the city in such a short time. Exeter is firmly on the map as an active local alliance and we have committed member organisations acting on their pledges"
Home Director of Green Tree Court Helen Rushton added "the work of the Alliance is paramount to making the lives of those living with dementia and their families as supportive and understanding as possible and because of this we have chosen this worthy cause as our group of the year". David Barenskie, Head of Dementia added "The Exeter Dementia Alliance goal of making the city dementia friendly is very much at the core of Green Tree Courts philosophy".
In addition Gina continued "It was truly inspirational to hear two of our members ; Waitrose and Bluebird Care share their work and aspirations for people living with dementia in the community. We are looking forward to forming more partnerships in the coming year as well as focussing on the needs of people living with dementia and their families to continue informing our work".
Member organisations seen above: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, St Thomas Health Practice Group, St Leonards Practice, Green Tree Court Care Home, Stephens Scown solicitors, Cartridges Solicitors, Michelmores, Innovations in Dementia, Exeter University, Exeter library, Bluebird Care, Healthwatch, Devon & Cornwall Police, Waitrose, Exeter BID.
To learn more or join the alliance visit www.exeterdementia.org.uk