Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Sandwell Dementia Action Alliance

October 29 2020

The Sandwell Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is made up of organisations that operate across Sandwell, which are working towards creating dementia friendly communities to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers, within the six towns of Sandwell.

Sandwell DAA is committed to the vision of supporting people along the whole dementia pathway, from prevention to end of life care, including support for their carers and the wider family with their needs.

Relaunched in November 2019, the Sandwell DAA is underpinned by our multi-agency dementia strategy for Sandwell – the ‘Better Lives Dementia Strategy’.

How to join the Sandwell DAA

To become a member of this Local Dementia Action Alliance, organisations sign up to the National Dementia Declaration and submit a short action plan setting out how they will work towards delivering the outcomes outlined in the declaration. Once this has been submitted successfully, the organisation will be considered a member of the Dementia Action Alliance.

Resources such as the National Dementia Declaration and action plan template can be downloaded here, and organisations should use the contact details below to seek guidance or assistance.

Completed action plans should be sent to the relevant contact below.

Regional contact

Kat Horner, Dementia Friendly Communities Officer, Alzheimers Society, West Midlands
01543 255955

Alliance members

Meet the Alliance Chair

Sue Turton, Chair of Sandwell Dementia Action Alliance, has worked across the NHS for over 37years at various senior levels including Director of Nursing Services and General Manager in services which include Medicine, Older Peoples services and Mental Health in Sandwell.

In 2000 she moved to Birmingham and worked in Public Health promoting Health and Wellbeing to Local Communities.

In 2007 there was an opportunity of creating a different approach to Health Promotion. The opportunity was to create the link between empowerment and improved health outcomes at community level.

A Community Interest Company (not for Profit) was founded based on Community Empowerment approach and Health Education.

She has a passion for Health and Wellbeing empowering local people to be involved in local services that sustains their health and wellbeing and that of their family and friends.

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