Next Steps to becoming a Dementia Friendly Comnmuntiy

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Please have a look at the first edition of the Lewisham Dement Action Alliance first Newsletter

26 organisations in Catford South pledged to join the Lewisham Dementia Action Alliance (LDAA). So far we have had the Diamond Club and Deptford Mission sign up to the LDAA which is fantastic. We are looking forward to welcoming the other 24 organisations in the very near future.

Signing up to the Lewisham Dementia Action alliance is a very important step in becoming and accredited Dementia Friendly Community – so please take half and our to sign up your organisation and come up with your 3 actions

Complete your application form for the Lewisham DAA

The form will initially ask you for some information about your organisation. It will then ask you for three actions that you as an organisation are committing to in order to become more dementia friendly.

In the packs that organisations received at the event in February, you should find examples of actions that you as an organisation might want to consider. There are also guides for businesses and faith groups to become more dementia friendly. You should also find an environmental checklist within the pack which can help you to review the physical environment of your organisation’s facilities and spaces.

Should you wish to have a look at some already completed actions plan of organisations similar to yours, you can check on the main Dementia Action Alliance website

If you would like to discuss your individual action plans or need any support, please contact Karin Barthel karin.barthel@nhs.net

You or someone in your organisation might be interested in becoming a Dementia Friend Champion. Free training courses are offered by
Alzheimer’s Society.

The next training courses will be as follows:

  • 05.04.2016 – St Katherine’s Dock, London
    21.04.2016 – St Katherine’s Dock, London
    29.04.2016 – St Katherine’s Dock, London
    09.05.2016 – St Katherine’s Dock, London
    26.05.2016 – St Katherine’s Dock, London
    31.05.2016 – St Katherine’s Dock, London
  • If you are interested in training for your staff or organisation, please contact Lewisham MindCare on Tel: 020 3228 5960 who will be happy to assist you with your training requests.

    We look forward to receiving your action plans. and working towards becoming a dementia friendly communitDemeniat Friendly Communities picturey

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