Dementia Friendly Burnley

Burnley Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) started in in early 2016. Seven organisations are represented on the Steering Group, including the Alzheimer’s Society, the two local councils, the Clinical Commissioning Group and representatives from the faith sector.  A further 19 organisations have helped to shape our action plan. Our main objective in the last year has been to increase dementia awareness. Burnley Council worked with taxi drivers and Burnley Football Club. The borough’s biggest social landlord, Calico, will have put all front line staff through an awareness session by the end of the year, and has helped run a volunteer bag pack in partnership with Tesco to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Positive promotion of the DAA in local media has generated interest from a range of new partners, including the United Reformed Church which with support from the Alzheimer’s Society has become dementia friendly and has opened a new dementia café in the town.

The Burnley DAA is chaired by Councillor Maggie Lishman. For more information please contact Rob at Burnley Council: rdobson@burnley.gov.uk

Visit the Dementia Action Alliance website for more information:

http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/15466_burnley_dementia_action_alliance