Dementia Alliance group launched in Lincolnshire

From left mayor Helen Powell with South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance chairman Heather Gilling
From left mayor Helen Powell with South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance chairman Heather Gilling

A new group to support people with dementia was launched in Lincolnshire this week with an event in 
Bourne.

About 20 groups and organisations across South Lincolnshire were represented at an event at the Elsea Park Community Centre to launch the South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance.

Bourne mayor Helen Powell also attended the event to cut a cake marking the occasion.

The alliance aims to set out a new vision for how society should respond to the challenge of an increasing number of people living with dementia. There are more than 10,800 people living with dementia in the county and that number is expected to reach nearly 15,000 in 10 years’ time.

The South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance involves organisations from the private, public and voluntary sector signing up to the Dementia Declaration which aims to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their families.

Chairman Heather Gilling said: “The South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance encourages organisations to work together with the aim of helping our part of the county become more aware of the issues surrounding dementia, and look at ways of how to support people living with the condition. By working together we can have a greater impact on helping to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia.”

Alliance member Kate Bradley, of Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency, said: “It’s vital that services locally take responsibility to support the most vulnerable in our community. If we all play our part, no matter how small, we can help.”

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