NALC's upcoming publication on dementia goes to Number 10


The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the University of Plymouth (UoP) upcoming publication on dementia-friendly communities made its first appearance at Number 10 last week.

Ian Sheriff, academic partnership lead for dementia at UoP and Angela Rippon, Alzheimer's Society ambassador met with the prime minister to get his backing to help local councils become more dementia-friendly. They discussed the upcoming Dementia-Friendly Communities publication, the work of local councils to find solutions for dementia and the importance of dementia-friendly communities.

Earlier this year, NALC surveyed England's 10,000 local councils to find out what steps they have been taking to support people with dementia in their communities with the view to provide recommendations to help them provide better support.

Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC chairman, said: "It was fantastic to see that the prime minister recognised the work of NALC and the UoP. I am excited for the publication to launched as it will be great use to local councils to level-up and help the most vulnerable in their communities."

The document, which will be published later this year contains case studies, recommendations, resources and statistics, and written in collaboration with Mr Sherriff and Cllr Liz Hitchins, chairman of Dementia-Friendly Parishes around the Yealm.

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