Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance

The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance formed in September 2014 with an aim of becoming the first Town in Suffolk to be recognised as working towards a Dementia Friendly Community. This was formally acknowledged by the Alzheimer’s Society in February 2015. Our action plan was created out of research with people living with or caring for someone with dementia with an aim to understanding how the community can support others to live well with dementia in Hadleigh.

Our community research tells us that there are 173 people registered with dementia in Hadleigh and with greater understanding and support as a community we aim to help others to live well with dementia.

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Call: 01473 823470 Email: hadleighdementiafriends@ssleisure.co.uk

Dementia Friends

The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance aims to create 20 Dementia Friends Champions that are able to deliver dementia awareness sessions to 2000 people of Hadleigh community and help create three million dementia friends for the UK by 2020.

It is easy to become a dementia friend through online training click here

Attend a Local Dementia Friends Information Sessions Find now

Or why not take the next step and become a Dementia Champion and help the HDAA create more friends. Read more

Dementia Friendly Business

Whether you are a small, medium or large organisation or business it really is easy to become dementia friendly. The benefits are that you will support those living in our community to live well for longer. Our research shows us that people living with or caring for someone with dementia stop doing things due to the lack of understanding and support. These include, eating out, shopping and socialising.

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Stay Active & Connected

Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia. Exercise is beneficial for physical and mental health and may improve the quality of life for people in all stages of the condition.

Benefits include:

Stay Active and Connected sign posts people living in our community to regular groups and sessions that can help you live well with dementia.

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There are so many ways that you can get involved and this is by contacting any of the groups shown on our stay active and connected or Together Tuesday flyer. If you would like to become a volunteer for the Alliance just get in touch.

How to get involved

Application form

DBS and induction

Media Library

The HDAA aims to share our news and progress by telling you all about how we are raising awareness and understanding in Hadleigh.

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Media stories / photos and press release and images

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The HDAA is a community group and has no formal funding strategy in place. If you are able to raise funds for the Alliance to support our work please get in touch. Hadleighdementiafriends@ssleisure.co.uk

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