Lancashire Dementia Voices have been running for 2 years and have made great strides in influencing dementia services across Lancashire. Its primary aim was to campaign for post diagnostic support following formal diagnosis, and to hold to account services across the county responsible for providing that support.
It meets monthly at a new central location in Preston (details on its website) and hopes to run a new “Dementia Hub” informal drop in sessions in 2016 bringing together as many appropriate service providers in to one place and offer visitors one to one informal discussions with members who have dementia or their carers (see latest news).
It doesn’t have any paid employees or offices, but runs its entire operation via its website.
The group is independent and relies on donations and some funding/grants resource to run its group.
Is has many partnerships with NHS service providers and Strategic Clinical Networks in order to influence directly.