What is the Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community?
We are a group of volunteers who live and work in Kingsbridge and the surrounding areas and we are focussed on raising awareness of dementia so that we can support people in our community who are living with dementia either because they have had a dementia diagnosis or because they are a family member, friend or carer for someone who has dementia.
We aim to ensure that anyone living with dementia in our community feels part of the community and feels able to access local services, shopping, transport, and emergency services.
We want to enable anyone living with dementia in our community to feel able to access or take part in the various arts, culture, leisure and recreation groups or community voluntary, faith groups and organisations that exist within our community. We want to avoid anyone feeling isolated in our community.
We have implemented an action plan to raise awareness of dementia within the following sectors.
Arts, culture, leisure and recreation groups
Businesses and shops
Children young people and students
Community voluntary, faith groups and organisations
Health and social care
We would like to ensure that anyone living with dementia in our community feels valued. We will do this by listening to their views, giving them opportunities to communicate their views to the wider community.
We have been recognised by The Alzheimer's Society as meeting their criteria for a dementia friendly community and we are proud to be allowed to use the "working to become dementia friendly 2018-2019". We are permitted to award organisations and businesses that are working with us on our action plan to use the logo and display a window sticker. If you are interested in finding out how your organisation can work with us please get in touch