To discover local groups and activities taking place in your area please see the links below:
The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are currently working on a Social Prescribing platform for the whole of Kent to combine the three sites above and make it easier to find local groups and activities.
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.
Live Twitter Feed: @DFC_Kent
Dementia Friends Information Sessions - https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/
DEEP Dementia Words Matter http://dementiavoices.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DEEP-Guide-Language.pdf
Virtual Dementia Tour https://www.training2care.co.uk/virtual-dementia-tour.htm
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. Contact details below:
Kent’s Dementia Friendly Communities
Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Elaine Murray E Mail: email@example.com
Tunbridge Wells Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Chris Parker E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Building a Dementia Friendly Maidstone
E Mail: BADFMaidstone@outlook.com
Tonbridge Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Chris Parker E Mail email@example.com
East Peckham Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Sandra Edmonds E Mail Sandra.Edmonds@kent.gov.uk
Swanley Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Jagdeep Yogarajah E Mail: Jagdeep.firstname.lastname@example.org
Swale Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Alison Carter: email@example.com
Canterbury and Ashford Dementia Action Alliance
Chair: Liz Taylor E Mail: Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Alison Carter E Mail: email@example.com
Sandwich Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Sally Barclay Telephone: 01304 614237
Dover Dementia Friendly Community
Chair: Sarah Horan E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hythe Dementia Friendly Community
Thanet Dementia Action Alliance
Chair: Kerry Hill E Mail: email@example.com