The following brief communication supplies an update on the Government’s and Department of Health’s national progress in the creation, development, promotion and evaluation of dementia-friendly communities.
Ambitions for the end of 2015 include:
- There being at least 20 cities, towns and villages working actively towards achieving “dementia friendly” status. At present 78 communities in England have signed up to the foundation-stage recognition process.
- Working with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to further develop the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for dementia friendly communities. The PAS aims to build on the foundation-stage recognition process and to support communities wishing to pursue becoming dementia friendly further.
- Enrolment and training of at least 1 million Dementia Friends.
Improving care for people with dementia. London: Department of Health, January 22nd 2015.
Possibly of local interest:
Walsall’s ‘dementia-friendly’ aim. Birmingham: BBC Health News / BBC News Birmingham and Black Country, May 20th 2015.
Dementia Friendly Awards 2018
Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) was awarded the “Dementia Friendly Community (City or County) of the Year 2018” at the National Dementia Friendly Awards.
Dementia Friendly Awards. [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, November 2018.