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SEA DEEP 

Eastbourne Dementia Peer Support Group

 
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The Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) is delighted to be working with members of Sea DEEP,
which is part of the national network DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project).

Sea DEEP is a peer support group providing its members with friendship, guidance, education and understanding.

The Sea DEEP Group is made up of people living with dementia; they usually meet in person on a monthly basis at 'The Snug', a community cafe in Eastbourne although presently meetings are not taking place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The members want to show people that, although they are living with dementia, they are still individuals, important members of the community, with a lot to offer and live for despite their diagnosis and difficulties.

 
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WHAT SEA DEEP MEMBERS SAY

'We want to work together to help make Eastbourne more dementia inclusive. We know from first-hand experience what could help improve awareness, understanding and support for people living with dementia. We need to have a voice, rather than have people assume what is needed, to help us lead an active and fulfilling life.'

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'We feel our meetings are positive, a reassuring haven among people who really understand. A place of real friendship, warmth, companionship, and humour. It is informal and can develop to suit the needs of the group. We feel it is a real lifeline and fills a very big gap in care for people living with dementia.'

 

SEA DEEP'S KEY PRIORITIES
FOR MAKING EASTBOURNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS MORE INCLUSIVE:

1.

A place where we have a voice and are listened to.

3.

A place where post diagnosis professional advice and support is available, including Admiral Nurses.

2.

A place where we are treated as an individual and supported to keep our independence.

4.

A place where there is a variety of services and support for people living with dementia at different stages.

 

SEA DEEP'S KEY PRIORITIES
FOR MAKING EASTBOURNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS MORE INCLUSIVE:

5.

A place where communal spaces are accessible for people living with dementia and where specific requirements have been considered.

7.

Where the physical environment is sympathetic to the specific needs of people living with dementia.

6.

A place where national and local initiatives are implemented consistently, can be relied upon and the benefits are accessible and tangible for people living with dementia.

8.

A place where we are able to get out and travel independently.

 

SEA DEEP'S KEY PRIORITIES
FOR MAKING EASTBOURNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS MORE INCLUSIVE:

9.

A place where information on services and support has been collated and is available in one place.

 

SEA DEEP MEETING DETAILS

Meetings are currently suspended due to the Covid-10 pandemic.  For further information contact the EDAA at:

Tel: 01323 385285 (virtual office - please leave a message) 

Email: hello@eastbournedaa.co.uk

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