In autumn 2017, the National Dementia Action Alliance launched ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen & Heard’, a campaign bringing NDAA members together for improved outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers who come from seldom heard groups. These communities include:
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender + (LGBT)
- Prison population
- People with learning disabilities
These are examples, however there are many more seldom heard groups we hope to support through this campaign. Final report can be viewed here.
Read an overview of the issues faced by each of the three groups that our roundtables were based on:
Please read about the discussions that were held at the roundtables:
A set of recommendations was produced at each roundtable. Please help us action all of these.
See below for links to collaborative projects NDAA have undertaken with partners:
- MacIntyre Easy Read Dementia Statements
- Hidden in plain sight – Dementia and learning disability
- Dementia and BAME Communities by VSCE
- Bring Dementia Out
The launch of the campaign took place on 19th September 2017 at Royal College of Nursing, London.
- From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard: slides from the day
- Notes from group discussions:
* African Caribbean
* Gypsies and Travellers
* Learning disabilities
* Social Deprivation
* South Asian
* Young Onset
If you would like to learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved, get in touch.