About Honiton Dementia Action Alliance

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance is a community committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance brings together groups and organisations across our community committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Honiton DAA is attempting to bring about a community-wide response to dementia. Our purpose is to galvanise action by coordinating and supporting local groups and organisations to join the alliance.

How do we do this?

We do this by offering Dementia Friends awareness sessions, advising on and supporting dementia friendly activities, environments and policies and sharing these initiatives through our website and social media platforms.

Honiton DAA is about action via member organisations and our whole community committing to improve the lives of people living with dementia in Honiton including their carers and families.

History

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance steering group was formed on 12.1.2015 following an open meeting in the town that was well attended.

The steering group is made up of a number of individuals, organisations and businesses committed to working towards transforming and improving the quality of those living with dementia and their carers in the Honiton Area.

Aims and objectives of the Honiton Dementia Action Alliance

a) To develop a Dementia Friendly Community for people living with dementia, their carers and families, voluntary and statutory services, businesses and the wider population.

b) To improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers in the Honiton area, by developing greater awareness and understanding of dementia issues in our community.

c) To ensure that the voice of those living with dementia are included, valued and heard, and guide the Honiton Alliance work.

d) To establish links with businesses, service providers and people living with dementia.

e) To seek membership from businesses and organisations in and around the Honiton area. To encourage them to take action to improve and increase awareness of dementia

f) To provide accessible information and training to shops, businesses and their staff.

g) To establish and maintain effective and supportive communities through information sharing networks by establishing a website.

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance Steering Group

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance is coordinated by a steering group who meet once a month. The group is made up from a diverse range of members of our community including carers. The steering group actively seeks consultation with people with dementia and always welcomes new members.

Chairman Heather Penwarden, Honiton Memory Café & Honiton Hospital Friends

Secretary Neil Griffin, Solicitor

Treasurer Ian Foot, Honiton Community Church

Sue Holland, Website Lead

Min Rennolds, Honiton Memory Café & Honiton Hospital Friends

Kay Foot, Honiton Community Church

Andrew Moore -Jones, Community Mental Health Nurse

Paula Land, Chamber of Commerce

Vicky Moss-Crump, Cosmic

Carole Smythe, Senior Voice & Acorns Befriending

PCSO Steve Mingo, Community Police

Pat Perryman, Carer & Allhallows Museum

Cllr Caroline Kolek, Mayor of Honiton Town Council

Rev Jane Lankaster PCC

What we do

Our purpose is to galvanise action by coordinating and supporting local groups and organisations to join the alliance.

Who we are

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance is coordinated by a steering group who meet once a month.