2 March 2021
People and organisations working in Maldon have come together as the Maldon District Dementia Action Alliance to help people affected by dementia to access local services and feel part of the wider community. The aim is to create a more supportive and understanding ‘Dementia Friendly’ environment for people affected by dementia.
The group brings together local residents and professionals from within Maldon District to build on existing community strengths and to better understand local needs. Meetings are currently being held online and everyone is welcome to attend to help shape local plans and activities to support people living with dementia and their carers in the Maldon District.
Within the district there is a lot of existing support for local people and the Dementia Action Alliance are keen to help people to find services that might help them, their friends and families. This is particularly important at the moment when so many people are feeling anxious and isolated. One key service for local people is Dementia Connects a service run by the Alzheimer’s society where people can go to find out about local services and support. Dementia Connects can be contacted on 0333 150 3456 or by visiting https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect
The Dementia Action Alliance is also encouraging local organisations to list their activities on the Essex Map a free online directory of local services designed to help people to find support and advice. Working with Dementia Action Alliances across Essex the Essex map has created a “dementia Friendly Services” category on their website to support communities.
More details on creating a listing and using the map can be found online at www.maldoncvs.org.uk/mddaa where there is also more information on the Dementia Action Alliance and how to get involved