14 November 2019
Henley Manor helps launch local Dementia Action Alliance
In a bid to create a more dementia friendly community in Henley on Thames, our new care home alongside three local businesses have set up a Dementia Action Alliance.
The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is a group of over 150 national organisations across England who connect to share best practice and take action on dementia. The members use their collective expertise to influence government policy and radically improve the lives of those living with dementia.
Liz Clements and Saad Baig who work at Henley Manor Care Homes, which is scheduled to open in January, came up with the idea of launching a local Dementia Action Alliance after realising that there wasn’t one in the area.
They then joined forces with Client Services Manager from Time finders, Helen Ferguson and Director from Home Instead Senior Care, Melissa Johnson to set up a Dementia Action Alliance and start a steering committee where people could come together and share their ideas.
The first official Dementia Action Alliance meeting took place recently at our home on Mill Lane, where those involved discussed ways to make the community more dementia friendly.
General Manager at Henley Manor, Liz Clements said: “We are delighted to have been able to launch a Dementia Action Alliance in Henley on Thames.
“Our vision for the future is one in which people living with dementia in Henley are recognised as unique individuals who are actively shaping their lives and continue to play an important role in their local community.
“We will be engaging with people living with dementia, their loved ones and the local community as a whole to make Henley a more dementia friendly and inclusive place to live for all.”
The next Dementia Alliance meeting is Wednesday 4th December at 9:30am at Henley Manor.
For further information or if you wish to join the next meeting, please contact Liz Clements at Liz.Clements@hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk
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