Working to Become Dementia Friendly Recognition Symbol
Kent has its own Working to Become Dementia Friendly Recognition Symbol (WTBDF)which organisations, schools, care and health organisations and sole traders are encouraged to apply for. This symbol is to showcase that an organisation is working towards becoming more dementia friendly for their community. The Symbol was developed by members of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and is in place alongside the Alzheimer’s Society’s work on recognising Businesses and Dementia Friendly Organisations.
Recognised providers can use their symbol on advertising and literature, have access to their local Dementia Friendly Community support network to share best practice and influence change.
WTBDF Providers are asked to meet a short criteria which supports becoming dementia friendly, they are asked to make some pledges and take small actions and considerations to help make their organisation dementia friendly. Officers encourage joint working with an organisation or group from another sector to help build up support networks within the community and strengthen local connections.
Each year Providers are asked to complete a self-assessment in order to renew their status as a recognised provider.