As we are a group focused on work in the Tonbridge area we are looking to improve lives locally, while also keeping our links open with the Wider Kent Dementia Action Alliance and our local West Kent Dementia Action Alliance.
During Dementia awareness week 2015 we held a workshop to look at what we have going for us in Tonbridge and also what areas need greater work and consideration. We have active support from our local MP.
The event was held to encourage members of the Tonbridge Community to come along, take part in a dementia friends’ session and to then join in a workshop based activity to better understand where Tonbridge stands at present and how it can be helped to become dementia friendly.
Over 30 people attended and we had a good mixture of residents, businesses and organisations.
Since then we have formed a steering group representing many sectors of the local community and are now looking at implementing a number of actions designed to improve the outlooks of those locally in response to the insight gained in our launch event.