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Council deputation to increase dementia awareness

Published on 29 January 2019 09:58 AM

Matthew Moors, Co-ordinator of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) locally is presenting to the Brighton and Hove City Council Health and Wellbeing Board today.

Matthew will have the opportunity to outline some of the local projects that have been commissioned by the DAA in order to make Brighton & Hove a more dementia friendly city. The projects have offered a wide range of activities for people with dementia, from table tennis and football, to gardening and drama. The DAA has also funded nine ‘adapting environments’ projects which help people with dementia navigate their communities more easily and safely.

The DAA, which is managed by Age UK Brighton & Hove will be asking the Council to support its work to make Brighton a more dementia friendly city by:

  • Supporting a programme of dementia awareness sessions to front line staff in health and adult social care.
  • Undertaking a  policy review - to look at the councils HR policies in regard to support for employees caring for people living with dementia or who may have a dementia diagnosis themselves.
  • Using its stakeholder network to spread the word and help to extend membership of the DAA.

To find out more about the DAA and its vital work, please contact dementia@ageuk-bh.org.uk or call Matthew Moors on 01273 720603