We are proud to be officially recognised as a local authority working towards a 'becoming a dementia friendly community' accreditation from Alzheimer's Society.
The process to become a dementia friendly community can take several years. As part of this, we have developed an action plan setting out how we will increase opportunities for people affected by dementia, including access to local services and the wider community, and this was approved in November 2022 by the Maldon District Dementia Action Alliance.
On this page, you will find information about the action we are taking and the support available to those residents who are affected by dementia.
You can view our Dementia Friendly Community certificate at maldon.gov.uk/downloads/file/19161/dementia_friendly_community_certificate
Maldon District Dementia Action Alliance
The Maldon District Dementia Action Alliance aims to create the environment where the people in Maldon District living with dementia and their carers can live well and be connected to their community to increase the opportunities for people affected by dementia to access local services and the wider community and to create a more supportive and understanding environment for people affected by dementia.
The alliance can be contacted through Facebook at facebook.com/groups/516607063591832
Maldon District Dementia Action Plan
The Maldon District Dementia Action Plan aims to set out how we will increase opportunities for people affected by dementia, including access to local services and the wider community.
The plan can be viewed at maldon.gov.uk/downloads/file/19158/maldon_district_council_dementia_action_plan_2022_-_2024
What it's like living with dementia?
Pete is 65 and has Alzheimer's.
Watch his moving video diary, which was published by the Alzheimer's Society during Dementia Action Week and charts the ups and downs of a month with dementia - youtube.com/watch?v=3SlbpkILLro
The society can be contacted on alzheimers.org.uk
The Herbert Protocol
The Herbert Protocol is a scheme adopted by several police forces across England and Wales, in partnership with Local Authorities and other agencies.
It is a simple risk reduction tool to be used in the event that an adult with care and support needs is reported missing. It is named after George Herbert, a WW2 veteran, who lived with dementia. Whilst commonly associated with dementia, it can be used for other vulnerabilities.
If you have a loved one, friend or relative you provide care for, or who lives alone, and are worried about them going out, find out more at essex.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol
BT Dementia Support Team
Help is available from the BT Dementia Support Team if you are a carer and are worried about the numbers your loved ones may be dialling, perhaps costing extra money, the BT Dementia Support Team can help.
If you have any concerns or need any help, give them a call.
The team can be contacted on 0800 919591
How can you help
The Maldon District Dementia Action Alliance would love to hear from businesses, schools, clubs, and organisations across the District who are interested in becoming accredited.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.