Doncaster Dementia Collaborative Welcomes New Chair, Dave Green

In this article, we will explore the Doncaster Dementia Collaborative, its sponsorship, and introduce its new chair, Dave Green.

The Doncaster Dementia Collaborative (DDC) has been a beacon of hope and support for individuals and families affected by dementia in Doncaster. This collaborative effort brings together people with lived experience of dementia, their dedicated carers, and community and voluntary partners. On the right you can see an image from a previous meeting with some of the members. In this article, we will explore the Doncaster Dementia Collaborative, its sponsorship, and introduce its new chair, Dave Green.

Home Instead Doncaster is a sponsor of DDC, dedicated to helping the local community by providing care and support at home, including specialist care for conditions like dementia. Everything that the DDC and Doncaster do with dementia, Home Instead Doncaster is passionate about. Co-sponsors DonMentia, under the dedicated leadership of founder Eileen Harrington, stands as a pillar of support for those affected by dementia. Eileen Harrington and her team work tirelessly to provide resources, guidance, and companionship to individuals navigating dementia.

We are excited to see the implementation of new dementia strategy, for which a new partnership board has been formed to oversee its implementation. The DDC will evolve to provide insights, feedback, and input to the partnership board from those affected by dementia and from supporting organisations that contribute to the DDC. This will ensure the DDC continues to play a vital role in improving and championing the help and services provided to those with dementia in Doncaster.

Home instead is delighted to introduce its new chair, Dave Green. Dave Green brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role as chair, having been a part of the DDC for the last few years, and previously spent many years improving the services of NHS Scotland. Dave’s dedication to improving the lives of those affected by dementia is evident in his work, and his leadership promises to continue to propel the DDC forward.

We asked Dave how he feels about this opportunity, and he said “Firstly I’d like to congratulate the DDC and Wayne Goddard, the previous chairperson, for the positive impact they have achieved for people with dementia and their contribution to the new Doncaster dementia strategy. The DDC is unique in its membership, with representatives from the NHS, council, the public, our MPs, and organisations that directly support people with dementia. It’s this combination that allows us to make a difference, reach, and influence a positive change. I am looking forward to the role and working alongside Wendy Sharps, Eileen Harrington, and DDC members to provide feedback, insights, and suggestions to implement the new strategy. I want to influence and continue contributing towards improving outcomes and services for people with dementia.”

The unwavering sponsorship of Home Instead Doncaster and the tireless efforts of DonMentia, mean that the DDC is well-equipped to continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of those it supports.