Part of the Kent initiative 'Working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community'We are Dementia Action Alliance – the alliance of over 150 national organisations across England who connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. Everything we do is in partnership, and informed by people living with dementia, and those that care for them
Medway Dementia Action Alliance was formed in 2015 to help improve the lives of people affected by dementia, in the Medway area. In 2017 Healthwatch Medway and Medway CAB were able to secure funding to enable a paid member of staff to continue to work for the Medway DAA.
The ultimate aim is to encourage the local communities, business and organisations of Medway and the surrounding areas to become dementia friendly. This is being achieved by increasing awareness of the condition and how the community can work together to reduce stigma and allow people with dementia to contribute as fully as possible to community life.
With the help of a dedicated Steering Group and Chairperson the Medway Dementia Action Alliance has grown and to help people affected by dementia in 2017 it aims to:
- Expand the membership amongst the businesses, organisations and charities in Medway who can help make a difference.
- Create dementia friendly hubs in towns and local communities to promote independence for people living with dementia
- Increase the awareness of dementia and help reduce the stigma by reaching out to the diverse population of Medway
- Showcasing and connecting to wealth of creative and cultural resources there are in Medway and to help connect them with organisations that can make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia
If you would like to know more about the Medway Dementia Action Alliance or how you can join, contact: