; Owner of home care provider elected chair of Oldham Dementia Action Alliance

Owner of home care provider elected chair of Oldham Dementia Action Alliance

Date

Feb 10, 2017

Stephanie Doherty, co-owner and joint director of Oldham home care provider, Caremark (Oldham & Tameside) has been unanimously elected as Chair of the Oldham Dementia Action Alliance.

The Alliance comprises a number of partners involved in social care dedicated to creating a Dementia Friendly town.  This move clearly demonstrates the importance of creating a dementia friendly community in Oldham through meaningful partnership working between the Local Authority, Clinical Care Commissioning Group, local businesses and Caremark (Oldham & Tameside).

Caremark provide bespoke care and support to vulnerable individuals at home, enabling them to continue living safely and independently in their own environment.  A proportion of their clients already have or will develop Alzheimer’s disease or dementia related conditions.

Areas for priority of the ODAA for 2015 will include continuing to work towards creating a dementia friendly community in Oldham through:

  • Increasing dementia awareness in the community, in particular South Asian communities
  • Increasing intergenerational activities
  • Continuing to ensure Dementia Friends sessions are widely available in Oldham
  • Increasing engagement with a range of local businesses through membership of the Dementia Action Alliance


The Oldham care provider has already delivered a number of Dementia Friends information sessions resulting in 150 Dementia Friends of the 200 aimed for, being created in their local community.


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