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Dementia Champions Group

What is the Dementia Champions Group?

The Dementia Champions Group (DCG) consists of members with mild to moderate dementia, carers and ex carers, and is supported by Caroline Allport, Engagement and Development Officer from Salford CCG and Salford City Council.

 

They formed in January 2013 to help Salford City Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group improve the delivery of dementia services and support in Salford for those with dementia and their carers. In line with the Prime Ministers Challenge 2012 – 16.

 

Through this work the group have developed the The STEPS with Dementia and the Salford Dementia Charter (below).

 

These documents outline a persons journey with dementia, what level of service and support they can expect.

 

We need new members!

The Salford Dementia Champions Group are looking to recruit new members to ensure they are able to continue to support the CCG, partnering organisations and service providers in helping Salford become a dementia friendly city.

 

The group are working with the GP practices at the moment, their Patient Participation Panels (PPGs) and their practice Dementia Champion to support all practices in Salford to become dementia friendly, and able to offer Dementia Friends training to staff and patients.

 

The group are looking for people who have early onset dementia and their family carers maybe interested in this type of volunteering and who may want to be involved helping to shape the dementia health and social care services in Salford in line with the Prime Ministers Challenge. This includes supporting the development of the Salford Dementia Action Alliance, which is now the largest in the UK

 

If you have any queries, please contact caroline.allport@nhs.net  Or call 0161 212 4953.

 

Making Salford a dementia friendly city

The DCG have also been pivotal to the development of Dementia Action Alliance working to make Salford a dementia friendly city. 

 

The group initially supported the Salford Alliance by sharing their experiences both positive and negative of using businesses and services in Salford. These views were used to provide recommendations for businesses completing their DAA action plans.  

 

Salford Dementia Charter

Salford Dementia Charter

Contact Caroline Allport

Contact Caroline Allport

For more information, please contact Caroline Allport on 0161 212 4953 or e mail caroline.allport@nhs.net