Home Instead have been selected to host the upcoming Dementia Action Alliance meeting to be held in Shirley House on Psalter Lane on Tuesday 18th March. The Dementia Action Alliance meets on a bi-monthly basis and is made up of 9 local organisations (including Home Instead) who aim to support people with dementia and family members in the local community.
Home Instead's current commitment to the alliance is to raise further awareness of the disease through providing numerous Dementia workshops, which are free to family members and the local community. The meeting will give the alliance an Idea about what each member has been doing, to make life easier for people living with Dementia in Sheffield.
The Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance steering group, lead by Kath Horner, states that they are always encouraging local organisations to join the alliance, as long as they are able to draw up an action plan showing how they can help make a difference to people living with Dementia. The main focus of the alliance at this time is to increase further awareness of the disease throughout Sheffield and to reach a point in which Sheffield becomes a Dementia friendly city. Meetings such as the one on the 18th, will create another step forward to accomplishing this goal.