The Selsey Dementia-Friendly Community Project is sponsored and overseen by Selsey Community Forum (Registered Charity No: 1156460) which can be contacted at Selsey Care Shop, 121 High Street, Selsey PO20 0QB.
The SDAA will meet for the first time in March 2018; its membership is currently being recruited.
The SDAA Steering Group will meet for the first time in January 2018.
An initiative was taken in March 2017 to develop Selsey as a dementia-friendly community.
A working group was set up by Selsey Community Forum to listen to local people and arrange a Showcase Event of local services in September of that year. After the success of the event, a decision was taken to form the Selsey Dementia Action Alliance.
In partnership with local people with dementia and their carers, and drawing on the expertise of those professionally involved with dementia, our aims are to:
Educate all sections of Selsey society in an understanding of dementia and in
the need for understanding, compassion, kindness and patience.
Listen to people with dementia and provide solutions to gaps in local services, activities and general provision so they can continue to be part of the community.
Encourage partnership working so that overlap is minimised and services and activities are provided effectively and efficiently.
Seek 'best practice' by applying initiatives from other, similar organisations.
Involve local groups and organisations which can contribute
in any way to meeting these aims and our vision.
Our vision is to create and sustain Selsey as a truly dementia-friendly community.
How to Take Part
If you are local to Selsey, have any first-hand or professional knowledge of dementia, and are interested in becoming involved in Forget-Me-Not, please contact us: