Community Involvement and Engagement
Building communities that support people living with dementia
The North Wales Dementia Network was established with support from the Bangor University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account in 2016 to build on findings of our previous research. The Network aims to share best practice, improve collaboration, and increase the impact of dementia research into practice across North Wales.
The number of Network members to date is 384, including people living with dementia, unpaid carers, staff from third sector agencies, health and social care professionals and researchers. The membership continues to grow and is expanding into mid Wales.
Involving people living with dementia and carers at the heart of the network has increased understanding of challenges and priorities for the future, encouraging ideas from grass roots to stimulate greater collaboration and set priorities and give those living with dementia a voice on local and national issues. For example some members of the network are now part of the Welsh Government Dementia Action plan Oversight Implementation and Impact group.
Further further details of how to get involved, please contact:
Dr. Catrin Hedd Jones
School of Health Sciences, Fron Heulog, Bangor, LL57 2EF