Stowmarket Dementia Community Group
Who We Are?
The Stowmarket & District Dementia Community Group is a volunteer group working towards making Stowmarket and surrounding villages Dementia Friendly Communities, where people living with dementia feel valued and included. In 2023 we have changed from Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance to work as a group within Red Gables, part of Mid Suffolk Voluntary Organisations Forum in Stowmarket.
Sue Calver of Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council and Fiona Palmer of United Response were both involved in the commencement of Hadleigh DAA. Sue still has involvement, however Fiona felt she could be more proactive and involved in helping to create Stowmarket as a Dementia Friendly Community – this being due to knowledge and existing connections in Stowmarket.
Contact was then made with Alzheimer’s Society, Sue Ryder, and Age UK to ensure there was an interest to proceed. This very much was the case and a steering group has been formed in July with a launch planned for October/November.
A picture of our interactive pets which were funded for people living with dementia.