Community Involvement and Engagement
Building communities that support people living with dementia
The North Wales Dementia Network was established (2016) with support from the Bangor University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account to build on findings of our research. The Network aims to share best practice, improve collaboration, and increase the impact of dementia research into practice.
The Network members include people living with dementia, unpaid carers/supporters, staff from third sector agencies, health and social care professionals and researchers. The membership continues to grow beyond 400 and has expanded into mid Wales.
By involving people living with dementia and their supporters at the heart of the network the ideas come from the grass roots, stimulating greater collaboration and setting priorities with those living with dementia. Members of the network are now part of the Welsh Government Dementia Action plan Oversight Implementation and Impact group (DOIIG) and have been active across numerous projects as shown in the links below.
Further further details of how to get involved, please contact:
Dr. Catrin Hedd Jones
School of Health Sciences, Fron Heulog, Bangor, LL57 2EF