Links to health and social inequalities are well known when working in communities, so TDC prioritises work on Health & Wellbeing within the projects we support in our neighbourhoods and one-off projects.
The focus on health, wellbeing and resilience combined with a commitment to collaborative working is central to all of TDC’s community development work across Brighton & Hove, Sussex and beyond. This includes the facilitation of Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Staff Seminars in Brighton and Hove and High Weald Lewes and Havens. This provides extensive opportunities for TDC and the CCGs to link, reflect and plan together in offering services and support that take account of the diverse communities across Brighton and Hove
To see an in depth report on Health and Wellbeing in the local area please go to Tarner Health & Wellbeing Study
Building strong, healthy, inclusive communities across Sussex
A Dementia Friendly Guide for Community Groups and Organisations
TDC has developed a Dementia Friendly Toolkit with community groups and organisations. The Guide was developed by talking to people with dementia and memory loss and their carers and organisations. We asked them “What would a dementia friendly community look like?” Based on their ideas, we worked with community groups to develop a draft toolkit which they piloted. We used their recommendations and case studies in the Guide.
This Guide is relevant to all of us. Your community, someone you know or some of you, are likely to face the challenges of dementia and memory loss.
There are around 800,000 men and women in the UK with dementia. It mainly affects people over the age of 65. One in 14 people in this age group have dementia. It is likely that this figure has been underestimated, as many do not have a diagnosis. The real number may be up to three times higher. (Alzheimer’s Society Fact Sheet).
How others respond to the person with dementia, and how supportive or enabling the person’s surroundings are, greatly affect how well someone can live with dementia.
Please take a look at our guide here: TDCs Dementia Friendly Guide
The project was funded by Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group.
Please contact Sue Sayers at ku.gro.mocvedtsurtnull@sreyaseus or Katharine Trevelyan at ku.gro.mocvedtsurtnull@naylevertenirahtak for a hard copy of the Guide