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Jeremy Hughes


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Alzheimer Scotland DAW Conference - 3 June 2016

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Jeremy Hughes

  1. 1. Building Dementia Friendly Communities ________________________________________________________________________________________ Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive @JeremyHughesAlz
  2. 2. About Alzheimer’s Society ________________________________________________________________________________________ We are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  3. 3. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Dementia Declaration “I” Statements 1. I have personal choice and control or influence over decisions about me 2. I know that services are designed around me and my needs 3. I have support that helps me live my life 5. I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and 6. I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life 7. I know there is research going on which delivers a better life for me now and hope for the future
  4. 4. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Dementia Friendly Communities
  5. 5. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Meet Foundation Criteria New recognition process Approval Submit application for Recognition ‘Working to become dementia-friendly’ symbol Annual self-assessment
  6. 6. Dementia Friends Reach 1 in 37
  7. 7. Dementia Friendly Communities Reach 1 in 3
  8. 8. Arts, culture, leisure and recreation Businesses and shops Children, young people and students Community, voluntary, faith groups and organisations Fire and police Health and social care Housing Transport BSI Code of Practice
  9. 9. Dementia Friendly Generation
  10. 10. Prime Minister’s Champion Group Current outputs: – Dementia friendly Financial Services Charter – Dementia friendly Employers’ Guide – Dementia friendly Arts Venue Guide – Dementia friendly Technology Charter – Accessing and Sharing Information publication – Maintaining Personal Wellbeing pledge Upcoming projects/outputs: – Dementia friendly Retail Guide, Spring 2016 – Dementia friendly Transport Pledge, Summer 2016 – Housing Charter, Summer 2016 – Dementia friendly Faith Guide, Autumn 2016 – Air Transport Pledge, Winter 2016
  11. 11. Dementia Friendly Businesses ________________________________________________________________________________________
  12. 12. Dementia Friendly Businesses in action ________________________________________________________________________________________
  13. 13. Where next… ________________________________________________________________________________________
  14. 14. Thank you Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society @JeremyHughesAlz ________________________________________________________________________________________