The dementia friendly communities champion group is responsible for supporting the delivery of dementia friendly communities that understand how to help.
As part of this, the group will oversee a major event in summer 2012, which brings together UK leaders from industry, academia and the public sector to take forward the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia.
The champion group will report on progress to the Prime Minister this Autumn, outlining the necessary actions required to deliver this strand of the challenge. The champion group will address:
- the requirements to ensure that by 2015 up to 20 cities, towns and villages will have signed up to become more dementia friendly
- how organisations can play their part in creating a more dementia friendly society and raising awareness of dementia
- how best to develop a cross-sector approach to awareness raising and increase public understanding, and as part of this, input into the development of a nationwide awareness raising campaign, led by the Department of Health and the Alzheimer’s Society, to be sustained to 2015
The Alzheimer’s Society has organised 3 roundtable discussions relating to the group’s areas of focus. This will give other interested organisations and bodies, outside the champion group, the opportunity to discuss the development of dementia friendly communities. Papers from these meetings will be used to provide additional briefing for the champion group.
The group is also seeking people’s views online about how best to create dementia friendly communities. Have your say.