Beth Britton - Campaigner, consultant, writer and blogger on ageing, health, social care and dementia

 

Support pledged for the DAA 'Dementia and Seldom Heard Groups' Campaign

Published: 2 October 2017

As a National Member of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), I am delighted to have pledged my support for the DAA 'Dementia and Seldom Heard Groups' Campaign.

The campaign's focus is on improved outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers who come from communities including:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender + (LGBT)
Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME)
Young onset dementia
Prison population
People living in rural communities
People with learning disabilities

For the past few months I have been involved in the planning of the campaign, in particular supporting the DAA secretariat in their work on learning disability and dementia (thanks to my role with MacIntyre). This was acknowledged by the DAA in their published notes from the LD roundtable that they held prior to the launch of the campaign: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/assets/0003/4616/LD_Roundtable_notes_-_For_Launch_Event.pdf

I am wholeheartedly in support of the aims and objectives of the campaign, and would urge everyone to find out more and pledge their support. More information can be found here: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/joint_work/dementia_and_seldom_heard_groups

UPDATE: 19 October 2017

My October 2017 D4Dementia blog, which focuses on issues facing BAME communities, references the DAA 'Dementia and Seldom Heard Groups' campaign https://d4dementia.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/why-culture-matters-in-dementia-care.html

 
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