Dementia Friendly

Dover District - Dementia Friendly Communities 

Dover District Dementia Friendly Community

Dover District Council has launched the ‘Dover District – Dementia Friendly Community’ (Dover District DFC). This is a working partnership of local Dementia Action Alliance groups, Dover District Council & Kent County Council staff, councillors, health & care providers, local businesses and residents. The Dover District DFC meets every quarter to bring the community together, to find out what’s happening locally across the district; learn from the wealth of knowledge and diverse experience on offer, as well as work together to help raise awareness of Dementia across the district. 

If you would like to attend the Dover District DFC meetings, please contact community@dover.gov.uk.

Later Life Project

In 2017 we piloted our 'Later Life' project, creating a Later Life Address Book, featuring information, grants, services and projects to help local residents feel safe, healthy and active in later life. Staff from local organisations attended a free dementia friendly information session and, in return, were offered free advertisement within the directory. We also trained 30 dementia friendly members of staff, creating 15 new dementia friendly businesses within the district. We then organised a Later Life Celebration event, attended by over 650 residents, to launch the address book and celebrating age as well.

In 2018 we received funding from the Community Safety Partnership to create a second edition Later Life Address Book. 1,200 books were printed and delivered across the Dover district, to Care Navigators, Clinical Communing Groups, Housing associations, Libraries, Dementia Groups and given away at public events.

Dementia Awareness

Please see our Dementia Awareness pages for further general information.  

Ageing Well

Please see our Ageing Well pages for further information on continuing to live active, independent and fulfilled lives.