Dementia Friendly Communities in DevonAugust 3 2015
This page provides information about Dementia Friendly Communities in Devon.
What is a Dementia Friendly Community?
A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia and their carers and families feel confident and supported to continue with their every day lives and included in a community. It is a place where the residents, shop keepers and the general public understand what dementia is.
They take many forms depending on local needs, resources and location. Towns, Cities, Villages and Parishes build different ideas to create a Dementia Friendly Community. A sustainable scheme has a foundation of a group of people that represent various perspectives of a place. This includes: shops, elected councillors, organisations, medical professionals etc. who form a committee. The committee plan and co-ordinate a set of actions to work towards, and these respond to the needs of the local people.
Find out what is going on in in Devon:
Ottery St Mary
Lynton and Lynmouth
Are you involved in a Dementia Friendly Community in Devon? Please contact the Devon Dementia Partnership and tell us about it.
The Local Government Association together with Innovations in Dementia have produced guidance for councils on creating dementia friendly communities.
The Dementia Action Alliance provide a variety of toolkits and guides.