Welcome to Dementia Friendly Kent

Dementia Friendly Kent

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KDAA ‘Cultural Arm’

The purpose of the Kent DAA ‘Cultural Arm is:

  • To transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers through promoting the National Dementia Declaration
  • Increasing awareness and understanding of dementia
  • Breaking down barriers and helping remove stigmatisation.
  • To support those with dementia, their families and carers, ensuring they are heard and can gain the help they need.
  • Working towards the priorities* agreed and chosen by the group on a yearly basis.

*Priorities will be appended annually once agreed by the membership and a joint action plan agreed.

Individual member Objectives

Each member will actively contribute to the ongoing development of the forum and delivery of the dementia declaration objectives:

  • I have personal choice and control or influence over decisions about me
  • I know that services are designed around me and my needs
  • I have support that helps me live my life
  • I have the knowledge and know-how to get what I need
  • I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and supported.
  • I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life.
  • I know there is research going on which delivers a better life for me now and hope for the future

Each member will contribute by achieving the outcomes of their individual Action Plans where appropriate and by working together in a collaborative way in order to achieve the forum chosen priorities

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