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Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance brings together leading organisations across England committed to transforming health and social care outcomes for people affected by dementia.

WHO WE ARE

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.

We were formed in 2010 with the launch of the National Dementia Declaration. This saw members commit to action that radically improve the lives of people living with dementia. Today, our members continue to make commitments, using their collective expertise to influence Government policy and societal attitudes towards dementia.

WHAT WE DO

Action - Dementia Action Alliance captures and promotes best practice, enabling it to benefit many more people. We do this through member Action Plans. These are made public on our website.

Learn - Members come together to share best practice and learn about the latest trends and innovations from across health and social care. We enable this through our events programme that includes roundtables, conferences and webinars.

Campaign - Members come together to influence system-wide change and campaign on major issues within health and social care affecting people living with dementia. 

Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance:

The Alliance will achieve its aims by bringing together organisations from public, private and charity sectors - not just from health and social care , but from sectors such as the emergency services, retailers and transport operators and community facililties

Challenges will include making sure that we encourage a wide range of organisations to become part of the local DAA movement, and that changes made reflect the needs of our diverse local communities.

The ultimate aim is to encourage local communities in Barnsley and the surrounding area to become dementia friendly - 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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Christine Key
Contact Position
Chair of Barnsley DAA
E-mail
christinekey@yahoo.co.uk
Website
www.dementiaaction.org.uk/.../3650_barnsley_dementia_action_alliance
Notes

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/barnsleydementiaactionalliance/

Contact details for Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance Regional Lead:

Emma Taylor

Tel: 01142 503921

Email: emma.taylor@alzheimers.org.uk

Last updated on 19/07/2018
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