CAD-Brent’s mission is to support Brent’s residents and businesses to create a dementia friendly borough which enables an improved wellbeing for people living with dementia. Our aims and objectives have been developed through conversations with those living with dementia, their families and carers representing the diverse communities of Brent.
Peer Support: Enabling people living with dementia to use their own experience of overcoming or dealing with their distress and experience to support others who are currently living with dementia, particularly those with a new diagnosis. Read more about our Peer Support project on the ‘Get Involved’ page of this website.
Dementia Awareness: Raising awareness through a programme for residents, businesses and public sector services in Brent so that they are more aware and understand how dementia may impact on individuals.
Community Connections: Supporting Brent residents, groups and businesses to pledge and deliver an action that helps to create a dementia friendly borough
Dementia Support Services: Tell us what services are available in Brent and these can be listed on our Services webpage.
Influence quality and format of support services: Creating a ‘voice’ for people living with dementia and their family or carers to ensure they will influence the design and commissioning of services.
Community Champions: Developing a programme where individuals will be trained to act as community champions; they will be a bridge between their own community, those living with dementia and their families and the statutory and community service sectors.
CAD – Brent is a Charity and has membership on its Steering group from representatives of those people and organisations in Brent who together can help to make a difference to the experience of people living with dementia. Our membership includes people living with dementia, members from resident’s associations, faith and cultural groups, including the BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities, the Fire Brigade, Police and carers who are committed to this social movement with the aim of making Brent a dementia-friendly borough.
We are learning from the experiences of people across the United Kingdom, including the best practice that has been identified and shared.