We are working to support ageing and living well in the local community, providing support through the Dementia Action Alliance initiative.
The project aims to reduce isolation, anxiety and exclusion, and improve the quality of life for people with dementia, their families and carers.
The project empowers people to share information to increase the level of awareness and understanding of dementia within the local community.
Woking Dementia Action Alliance
The Woking Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) involves a variety of stakeholders and partners, including us (Woking Borough Council) and the Alzheimer's Society, working together towards creating dementia friendly communities across the borough.
There are DAAs all over the country, committed to transforming the quality of life for people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them.
Woking DAA has identified the following priority areas:
- to seek out best practice and influence other organisations to replicate similar actions
- to encourage ongoing social movement towards creating dementia friendly communities
- to help dementia friendly communities receive recognition for their work
- to raise the general public's awareness of the dementia friendly environments
- to raise awareness amongst people affected by dementia of the increasing accessibility of organisations that can help them.
Woking DAA meets every three months at venues around the borough. To find out more about how to get your organisation involved in the Woking DAA, please see Woking's page on the Dementia Action Alliance website.