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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance (SGDAA)

Copy of Dementia Survey poster
South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance SGDAA

Since January 2015, we have been leading work to support communities and organisations across South Gloucestershire to become more dementia-aware and friendly. This has been commissioned by South Gloucestershire Council and Clinical Commissioning Group.

South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance is committed to:

  • supporting communities and organisations in South Gloucestershire to become dementia aware, accessible, and inclusive
  • enabling people with dementia to live well

Have a look at SGDAA on South Gloucestershire Council’s website for ideas and resources for dementia-friendly actions - whether you are a business, school, a local action group or an individual.

Dementia Friendly South Gloucestershire

The South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance (SGDAA) has been working to make our communities dementia friendly. By this we mean places where those living with dementia and their carers/supporters feel respected, supported, understood, able to access services easily and be a part of their community.

We would like to know what it’s like for carers of people living with dementia and those who have dementia and are living or working in South Gloucestershire.

We would appreciate it if you could answer our short survey here.

This survey will only take a maximum of 6 – 10 minutes to complete. It will help the SGDAA knowing where we need to target our efforts to make South Gloucestershire a better place for those living with dementia and their carers.

If you would prefer to print and post us your responses, you can download a copy here:

Dementia Friends Session

An opportunity to learn about dementia and how it is experienced by those who are affected by this illness. It will help to build understanding and remove the negative stigma that is associated with this condition.

If you want to know more about dementia, you can come along to an hour-long Dementia Friends session that will give an introduction to dementia and examples of local dementia-friendly work. There are monthly, free Dementia Friends sessions at Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5DQ.

Contact Carol Eddon on 0117 979 3732 or email carol.eddon@btinternet.com.

We are also happy to provide in-house dementia awareness sessions for your staff/volunteers. For more information contact: dementia@southernbrooks.org.uk

For further information on the Dementia Friends initiative, how to become a Dementia Friend, or if you are interested in becoming a Dementia Champion following your Dementia Friends session, please contact dementia@southernbrooks.org.uk

After attending Dementia workshop Anna was so inspired by the efforts of others and the dementia friendly initiative, she thought her firm had to get involved. Read more about Anna Molter's story here.

For more information email dementia@southernbrooks.org.uk or contact Winsome on 01454 868571.

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Testimonial

We had a Dementia Friends’ session in the Branch. It was a surprise to find that staff have family members who are affected by dementia as it is something they had not really discussed. We have started giving out Patchway Memory Café leaflets to our customers. The knowledge that there is a source of help in the community for them is a life- line for myself personally. Thank you for helping us be more aware to help our customers when they need us in difficult circumstances." Carol, Customer Services at Lloyds Bank, Patchway