A local initiative which aims to build enabling and supportive communities where people with dementia and their carer’s are understood, valued and can enjoy life.
A dementia friendly community supports people to:
- carry on doing the things they have always done – like going to the shops, getting on a bus, playing golf or just sitting in the park
- find their way around and feel safe
- keep in touch with people and feel that they belong in their community
Dementia Friendly Surrey will promote community awareness and support individuals, organisations and whole communities to work towards a dementia friendly future for Surrey.
How did Dementia Friendly Surrey come about ?
The Prime Minister, David Cameron has launched a Dementia Challenge to bring about radical improvements to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers. In 2012 the Dementia Challenge gave Clinical Commissioning Groups an opportunity to bid for funding to develop dementia friendly communities in their area.
Three of Surrey’s six Clinical Commissioning Groups were successful and, with additional funds from Surrey County Council and NHS Surrey, are able to make Dementia Friendly Surrey happen across the County.
If you want to find out how you can help target the work of Dementia Friendly Surrey or become part of their reference group of people who have dementia and carers, or find out more you can email: [email protected]
Below is a link to the first dementia directory of services for people with dementia, their family members, caregivers and health professionals. It is intended as a guide to signpost those who require support to the right agency, at the right time, and in the right way.