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 and their care givers; they usually meet in person on the afternoon of the first Friday of the month at Cranbrook in Pembury Road, Langney.
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.
SEA DEEP'S KEY PRIORITIES
FOR MAKING EASTBOURNE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS MORE INCLUSIVE:
A place where we have a voice and are listened to.
A place where post diagnosis professional advice and support is available, including Admiral Nurses.
A place where we are treated as an individual and supported to keep our independence.
A place where there is a variety of services and support for people living with dementia at different stages.
A place where communal spaces are accessible for people living with dementia and where specific requirements have been considered.
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.
Where the physical environment is sympathetic to the specific needs of people living with dementia.
A place where we are able to get out and travel independently.
A place where information on services and support has been collated and is available in one place.