What is the Dementia Action Alliance?
The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) (opens new window) brings together organisations from across the charity, public and private sector to radically improve the lives of people with dementia. Its members are united behind the National Dementia Declaration: a set of seven outcomes developed by people with dementia and their family carers with support from initial signatories. Each member organisation is required to set out how it will further these aims in its own action plan, against which progress reports are made periodically.
DAA Survey on Post-Diagnostic Support - Health and Social Care Professionals
The Dementia Action Alliance is embarking on its next call to action, which will look at post-diagnostic support (PDS). Through our survey, we would like to involve people living with dementia and carers to share their experiences of the support they received following their diagnosis, and health & social care organisations to gather their views and experiences on PDS. It would be good to see greater recognition of the role the housing sector can play, so members of the Housing LIN - even if you do not provide health or social care - may wish to complete the survey targeting health and social care organisations. It needs to be returned by the 27th June at: https://survs.com/survey/e4c1abmnhx (opens new window)
Housing LIN joins the Dementia Action Alliance
The Housing LIN joined the Dementia Action Alliance in February 2013.The Housing LIN is committed to working closely with our members to inform latest thinking in policy, research and practice developments in living well with dementia. Click here (opens new window) to see our Dementia Action Plan.
How about joining the DAA?
The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has joined forces with the Dementia Action Alliance, to issue a "Housing Call to Action". We want to encourage housing providers and associated organisations to join the DAA and sign up to the National Dementia Declaration. The housing sector can - and already does - play an important part in supporting people with dementia to live well and independently, and creating dementia-friendly communities.
By joining either the national DAA or your local one, you will gain access to partnerships, networks and expertise which will enable you to improve your services and develop new ones for people living with dementia. Doing so would also serve as a reminder to organisations in the social and health care sectors not to overlook the housing sector when planning services at an individual or community level for people with dementia.
For more information on the DAA and guidance on how to sign up see 'DAA: Guidance for Housing Providers' (opens new window)
Latest DAA event
The focus of the quarterly DAA meeting on 22nd June was devolution and dementia in the context of Manchester devolution. Amongst others, there is a good presentation from Ruth Eley of the Life Story Network.
Click here (opens new window) to access presentations.