Complete the new DAA Action Plan for National members
With the launch of the Dementia Statements, the National Dementia Action Alliance has revised its current action plan to accurately reflect what people living with dementia and carers want. The revised action plan now centres around each of the 5 Dementia Statements. As such, the DAA is calling for all of its national members to complete the new action plan and to show that you support and take the needs of people with dementia and carers seriously.
National DAA members - please follow this link and complete your organisations new action plan: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/DAAactionplan/
Please note that your action plan will not show until our new National DAA website is live.
Going forward any national organisation wishing to join the national DAA will be asked to complete this action plan.
Many of you would be familiar with the publication of the National Dementia Declaration in 2010, which was created with people with dementia and carers and launched the Dementia Action Alliance. The ‘I’ statements formed the basis of this Declaration, and described the seven outcomes that people living with dementia and their carers would like to see in their lives. The idea was that they would provide an ambitious and achievable vision for how society could support people with dementia
Fast forward to today and much has changed. So, in 2016, Alzheimer’s Society led a review of the ‘I’ statements on behalf of the DAA alongside people living with dementia to ensure they reflect what people want today. Evidence was gathered through surveys and service user review panels across the country and at a special event and the evidence was summarised by a Drafting Event, which was attended by 9 people with dementia and 6 carers. Five key themes were identified – identity, care, community, carers and research and statements were drafted.
A Consensus Event was then held, at which the final set of statements – the ‘Dementia Statements’ were agreed and in April 2017, the Dementia Statements were welcomed and endorsed by the Dementia Programme Board, which monitors and supports the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 across the NHS, social care, the research sector and wider society
Grounded in human rights law, the statements are a rallying call to improve the lives of people with dementia and to recognise that they should not be treated differently because of their diagnosis.
For further reading visit:www.dementiaaction.org.uk/nationaldementiadeclaration