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OUR ALLIANCE

These individuals and organisations have already signed up to support the Call to Action

 

CEEHD: The Centre for Evidence in Ethnicity, Diversity and Health

(signed: Prof Mark R D Johnson & Prof Ala Szczepura)

 

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

(signed: Claire Murdoch, CEO)

 

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre promotes healthy living and access to health services for the Chinese community in the UK, taking a holistic approach to the physical and psychological aspects of health.  For Chinese living with dementia mainstream service organisations in the UK are totally inadequate.

 

Culture Dementia UK

Our principle function is to dispel the myth of Dementia and uphold the dignity of sufferers and of old age.

We aim to educate and provide support to carers and educate the BAME communities in the causes of dementia.

 

Dame Ruth Runciman

 

Professor David Sallah
Clinical Lead - Health Education England
Non-Executive Director - Birmingham Community Health Care NHS Trust
Emeritus Professor of Mental Health - University of Wolverhampton

 

Dementia UK

Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for everyone affected by dementia.

Dementia UK’s specialist dementia nurses – Admiral Nurses - provide expert, practical and emotional care and support for family carers and people with dementia.

 

Desta

Desta is a social enterprise based in West London and covers the eight boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. It aims to improve the health and the social, economic and environmental well-being of local people, especially those most in need.

 

Ekta Project

Ekta Project is a charity based in East London working with South Asian elders who have many health issues such as Dementia but due to lack of Awareness and stigma do not come forward and seek help in time

 

Greek and Greek Cypriot Communities of Enfield (GGCCE)

GGCCE works with all mainstream services to inform, advise, represent and influence provision.  It grows in strength and always aims to increase its capacity to deliver more services, especially Dementia services.  It has acquired national quality standards for all its services.

 

Infinite Oasis Care

Infinite Oasis Care provides a range of services for older adults, many living with dementia; representing BME communities with a focus on reducing stigma, increase awareness and understanding of dementia within families as well as directly provided services.

 

Innovations in Dementia CIC

We work nationally with people with dementia, partner organisations and professionals with the aim of developing and testing projects that will enhance the lives of people with dementia.

 

Irish in Britain

Irish in Britain represents around 100 cultural and welfare groups across Britain.  Cuimhne: Irish Memory Loss Alliance focuses on raising awareness across the community while building the capacity of Irish organisations to provide culturally appropriate services for Irish people, Irish Travellers and their carers

 

Language is Everything

Language is Everything provides specialist interpreting and translation services.  Passionate about ensuring that everyone has equal access to healthcare services we provide a range of initiatives to ensure that people with no, or limited English have a voice.

 

Nubian Life

Nubian Life is an award winning specialist resource centre providing day opportunities for  African and Caribbean older people with substantial and critical health & social care needs, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes and various physical and visual impairment.

 

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a UK social research, development and delivery charity that works to improve mental health and on issues affecting people with mental health problems, dementia, and learning disabilities.

 

Meri Yaadain

Working to raise awareness of dementia amongst the older South Asian communities in Bradford, Meri Yaadain is a Social Services (Adult Social Care) led initiative in partnership with Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust, Age Concern Bradford and Alzheimer’s Society Bradford. 

 

Mothertongue

Mothertongue is a culturally sensitive, professional counselling and listening service where people are heard with respect in their chosen language. The charity offers holistic support to people and professional development to staff and volunteers from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.

 

Muslim Women of Merton

 

Naree Shakti (Women’s Strength)

(signed: Hinnah Gill (Director)

Naree Shakti (Women’s Strength) is a voluntary organisation supporting South Asian Women in the London Borough of Enfield. We are a member of Enfield’s Dementia Action Alliance and have been raising awareness about dementia amongst the Asian Community.

 

Patrick Vernon, OBE

 

PLIAS Resettlement

PLIAS Resettlement is a West London organisation specialising in offender rehabilitation. PLIAS aims to reduce the risks of re-offending. We have a  long track record of working with the BAME community and are passionate about ensuring that equality and diversity is an integral part of our service delivery. 

 

Race Equality Foundation

We seek to explore what is known about discrimination and disadvantage, and to use this evidence to develop interventions that overcome barriers and promote race equality in health, housing, and social care.

 

Professor Raj Bhopal

Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health.

Edinburgh Migration, Ethnicity and Health Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

 

Redbridge Faith Forum

Redbridge Faith Forum brings together representatives of different faith communities in order to gain mutual understanding and promote social cohesion and provide a collective voice by identifying and addressing issues that affect residents of Redbridge.

 

Royal College of Nursing

(signed:  Dawne Garrett Professional Lead - Older People and Dementia Care)

 

Suman Fernanado, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, London Metropolitan University. Professorial Fellow, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham

 

UK Asian Women’s Association (UKAWA)

Organise social meetings, cultural and educational events, day trips and holiday trips for members and their friends. We aim to increase knowledge of various topics for our members and  through them to reach their  family, friends and the wider community.

 

West Indian Families and Friends Association (WIFFA)

WIFFA aim to provide:

Outreach programmes where relatives, friends and carers could attend, to understand more about dementia.

Workshops on (latest) updates.

Improved skills and knowledge of volunteers

Work more closely with the Dementia Society.