Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance

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Committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers

Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance is committed to making a difference for people with dementia, their carers and families. 

To achieve this vision we will encourage and support:

  • businesses
  • public sector organisations
  • voluntary sector organisations, charities, community groups
  • schools and colleges
  • local communities

to become more dementia-friendly.

Our focus is on:

  • raising awareness
  • promoting positive attitudes
  • dispelling myths
  • tackling stigma
  • empowering people to play a full and active role in our communities for longer, living well with dementia.

How to Join the Wakefield and Five Towns DAA

Any organisation in the Wakefield and Five Towns area that wants to change the lives of people living with dementia can become a member and get involved locally.

Membership:

  • is FREE of charge
  • involves supporting the National Dementia Declaration\Call to Action:

The National Dementia Declaration\Call to Action is based on 7 'I Statements': 

  1. I have personal choice and control or influence over decisions about me.
  2. I know that services are designed around me and my needs.
  3. I have support that helps me live my life.
  4. I have the knowledge and know-how to get what I need.
  5. I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood.
  6. I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life.
  7. I know there is research going on which delivers a better life for me now and hope for the future.

The full Declaration\Call to Action: National Dementia Declaration for England.1

  • involves completing a simple Membership Application\Action Plan document (you can download this, below)

Members will be invited to attend meetings (roughly every 2 months) to hear about innovations and best practice, share their experiences, learn from fellow members, network and work together to create a dementia-friendly Wakefield and Five Towns area.

We also provide:

  • a quarterly members' newsletter
  • a Facebook Group page - www.facebook.com/DAAWakefield
  • a Twitter feed - @DAA_Wakefield

You can download the DAA Membership Application\Action Plan document as a Word document here:

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Wakefield GP Practices - please see below...

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ALSO... for Care Homes:

If you are a Care Home and wish to join the DAA please use this actin plan as a guide Care Home Action Plan

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The Wakefield and Five Towns office of Alzheimer's Society

is usually open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tel: 01924 373264

 

Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122

is usually open from:

9am - 8pm Monday to Wednesday
9am - 5pm on Thursday and Friday
10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday

 

Talking Point

is Alzheimer's Society's online discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia. Ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.

Register or log-in to join the discussion (click on the box in the top right of the page to login) at:  http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/?_ga=1.76102994.677496636.1456327746

 Other organisations:

Samaritans:

T 0845 790 9090 (24 hours, seven days a week)
jo@samaritans.org

Open 24hrs 365 days a year

Age UK: 0800 169 2081

Open 8.00am-19.00pm 365 days a year

Contacting your local DAA:

If you would like to know more about the Wakefield and Five Towns DAA or how to go about creating a Dementia Friendly Community, contact:

Jadie Allenby

Dementia Friendly Communities Officer - Yorkshire & Humber

jadie.allenby@alzheimers.org.uk

 

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