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Dementia Friendly Communities

What are Dementia Friendly Communities?

There are Dementia Friendly Communities across Kent, they work together to increase awareness and understanding of Dementia, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want to and remain part of their community.  This includes all parts of the community such as private businesses, voluntary organisations, care providers and people affected by dementia, also sports and leisure organisations, shops, cafes, banks and restaurants work together to make communities more accessible for people living with dementia.

To find your local Dementia Friendly Community, see Useful Contacts and Information below

Working to Become Dementia Friendly Recognition Symbol

Kent has its own Working to Become Dementia Friendly Recognition Symbol (WTBDF) which organisations, schools, care and health organisations and sole traders are encouraged to apply for.  This symbol is to showcase that an organisation is working towards becoming more dementia friendly for their community.  The Symbol was developed by members of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and is in place alongside the Alzheimer’s Society’s work on recognising Businesses and Dementia Friendly Organisations.  

Recognised providers can use their symbol on advertising and literature, have access to their local Dementia Friendly Community support network to share best practice and influence change. 

WTBDF Providers are asked to meet a short criteria which supports becoming dementia friendly, they are asked to make some pledges and take small actions and considerations to help make their organisation dementia friendly. Officers encourage joint working with an organisation or group from another sector to help build up support networks within the community and strengthen local connections.

Each year Providers are asked to complete a self-assessment in order to renew their status as a recognised provider.

Application Forms can be obtained from your local Dementia Friendly Community Group

Useful Contacts and Information

Dementia Friends. An Alzheimer's Society initiative logo (with a blue and yellow flower)

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Chair: Alison Carter

Telephone: 07737 052702


Chair: Alison Carter

Telephone: 07737 052702

Chair: Sally Barclay

Telephone: 01304614237


Last updated: 16/04/2024