20 May 2019
In a bid to create a more dementia friendly community, the first launch meeting for the Billericay Dementia Action Alliance was held at Anisha Grange Care Home in April 2019. A total of 14 local businesses attended the meeting to discuss ways they could help people to have a better understanding of dementia and the small changes they could do to make a difference.
This group's vision for the future is one in which: “People living with dementia in Billericay are recognised as unique individuals who are actively shaping their lives and continue to play an important role in their local community.”
Spire Hartswood Hospital Director, co-founder and member of the steering board of the Billericay Action Alliance group, Jo Dean says: “I am delighted to be a founder member of the Billericay Dementia Action Alliance. We are a small group of businesses and community groups who want to make Billericay a truly dementia friendly community. I am so proud of the work we have done to launch BDAA and delighted that we were nominated for the Essex County Council’s Who Will Care award.”
Others in attendance were Bennett’s Funeral Directors, Basildon Council Sheltered Accommodation, Billericay Town Council, Santander Billericay, Billericay Cricket Club, Hazel’s Pottery Barn, Right at Home UK, Billericay Mayflower Rotary Club and the Forget Me Not Activities Club.
For more information, or if you would like to join, please contact Carl Roberts at Hallmark Care Homes on 01277 658 529 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org