Dementia Action Alliance
The Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance is a movement with one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. It encourages and supports communities and organisations to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and raise awareness on how to support those living with Dementia and build community resilience.
You can view this short video from the Alzheimer’s Society which shows how small changes help make a dementia friendly community.
The Epping Forest DAA has as its principal aims to:
- Increase awareness of dementia across the District by recruiting a wide range of organisations and promoting:
o The roll out of Dementia Friends awareness sessions of all customer facing staff, members or volunteers.
o Adoption of other dementia friendly measures as outlined in the relevant sector guidance available
from the National DAA and the good practice examples of other Local DAA members actions posted
on the DAA web site.
- Elicit the views of people affected by dementia as to what areas or sectors it should focus its efforts on.
- Establish a regular cycle of quarterly meetings for its membership, chaired by a committed and active person.
- Develop a publicity plan to promote through the local media the work of the Alliance, its members and awareness raising and good practice generally.
- To meet the needs for those living with a dementia plus their carers within Epping Forest District.
- Submit an application for recognition as a community that is “Working to become Dementia Friendly”.
The Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance can be found via the following link:
Dementia Friends Champion Session - 5 April 2018
A Dementia Friends Champion Session is being held at Loughton Library so this is a great opportunity for local groups/businesses to get a team member along and become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session.
You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Dementia Friends Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
Date:5 April Start time:10 00 End time: 16 00 Spaces left: 19 Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Jazz Archive room, Loughton Library, Traps Hill
You will need to registered a Champion’s account before attempting to book the induction.
You can view the session and register on the Dementia Friends website click here
Please pass this on to as many people as possible places are limited