HELP PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
TO LIVE WELL
The Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) works with communities within Eastbourne and the surrounding areas to improve the quality of lives of people living with dementia and/or their families, friends and carers. We are a signposting charity providing guidance and information to members of the dementia community and work on delivering projects that will further our objectives.
We signpost people towards dementia inclusive services and initiatives (see here for details) and raise awareness about how dementia affects a person. We wish to encourage the creation of new more tailored dementia services and initiatives by listening to, and being guided by, people living with dementia to give them more autonomy and choice in their daily lives, enabling their voices to be heard.
We are particularly delighted to be working with Sea DEEP, a group of people living with dementia, who meet monthly in Eastbourne, providing each other with peer support, friendship, guidance, education and understanding, and discuss local issues affecting their daily lives.
Through working with Sea DEEP, the EDAA understands how people living with dementia believe a dementia inclusive society could be created. We have taken on board their main issues of concern and incorporated them within our own objectives, enabling us to shape our future plans so the voices of people living with dementia can be heard more clearly.
Through knowledge and connections with local businesses and dementia services and initiatives, the EDAA and Sea DEEP hope to influence and bring about change to benefit people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers in Eastbourne and the surrounding area. It is hoped to facilitate improvemens in the scope and range of dementia services offered to enable people of any age living with dementia to live as well and independently for as long as possible during the different stages of their dementia journey.
To help to achieve this aim the EDAA has launched the Eastbourne Dementia Inclusive Community Charter which seeks to draw together local organisations and businesses to work towards making the Eastbourne area a dementia friendly community. We are grateful to the Sussex Community Fund and the Aviva Community Fund (partnered with Crowd Funder) and other donors for their generous financial support without which we wouldn't have been able to take this project forward.
Please contact us to find out how you could act and/or be part of the EDAA or Sea DEEP, helping to create a dementia inclusive community in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. To find out more about the Eastbourne Dementia Inclusive Community Charter please go to the Charter pages of this website.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
As a charity with limited resources, we welcome donations to support our work
as these enable us to plan for the future and plan new projects.
SOME OF THE LOVELY FOLK WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING US
through grant awards or by making us their charity of the year.