Community Action On Dementia-Brent

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Our membership includes people living with dementia, their carers and family, members from resident associations, faith and cultural groups, including the BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Communities, the London Fire Brigade, and Polices who are committed to the social movement. What brings us together is our passion to fulfil Community Action on Dementias aim for a Dementia friendly Brent. We estimate that today there are one in 14 people over the age of 65 and 1 in 6 over the age of 80 suffering with Dementia. This means that on average there is currently 13,000 people living in Brent suffering with Dementia.

Community Action on Dementia-Brent ‘s mission is to support Brent’s residents and business to create a dementia friendly borough which enables an improves wellbeing for people living with Dementia. Our aim and objectives have been developed thorough conversations with those living with dementia, their families and carers representing the diverse communities of Brent.

We will do this by:

Community Action on Dementia Brent Alliance:
This is made up of organisations working across the borough to make the lives of people living with dementia and their carers better, including Community Action on Dementia Brent, housing associations, and others.
Dementia Hub Project: Two Dementia Hubs to be established in Brent, one north and one south of the borough. Here, people living with Dementia and their families can get support, information, advice, and guidance from a trained, compassionate and experience advisor. Support can also be given to find well-being activities around Brent to ensure people living with Dementia live well and play an active part in the community. Business support will be provided to partners to ensure services for people living with Dementia, such as memory café’s, have the tools to be sustainable and thrive.

Peer Support:
Enabling people living with dementia to use their own experience of overcoming or dealing with their distress and experience to support others who are currently living with dementia, particularly those with a new diagnosis. Read more about our Peer Support project on the ‘Get Involved’ page of this website.
Dementia Awareness: Raising awareness through a programme for residents, businesses and public sector services in Brent so that they are more aware and understand how dementia may impact on individuals.
Community Connections: Supporting Brent residents, groups and businesses to pledge and deliver an action that helps to create a dementia friendly borough.

Dementia Cafes:
Safe and supportive spaces for people with a dementia diagnosis and their carers to share their experiences and support others in the same situation as themselves. The dementia cafés are ran by a team of volunteers. The cafes provide activities such as crafts activities, art, chair exercises, yoga, advice and support to name a few.

Influence quality and format of support services:
Creating a ‘voice’ for people living with dementia and their family or carers to ensure they will influence the design and commissioning of services.

Community Champions:
Developing a programme where individuals will be trained to act as community champions; they will be a bridge between their own community, those living with dementia and their families and the statutory and community service sectors.

As a charity was a dedicated to the process of keeping this happening but we need your help.

Your donation will bring us close to opening more dementia cafés across the borough and enable us to provide more activities and event for the services users. Many business and community leaders are on board as well as hundreds of individuals. Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. You can be part of this excitement by supporting our charity with a donation.

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