D-Mob is part of the DEEP network. We formed in early 2018 with the partnership of Brighton and Hove DAA’s Matthew Moors and the support of local OTs Fran Hamilton and Louisa Marchant. We are a young group (in how long we have been together, but very young in our spirit too!) finding our feet together in the Dementia World.
We come from all walks of life, some of us have lived in Brighton or Hove (actually) all our lives and some of us have moved here. Some of us are living with dementia and some of us are supporting people living with dementia. We meet in central Brighton each month.
We’ve been quite busy so far. We’re supporting each other with laughter, friendship and advice. We’ve created this local information guide for people living with dementia attending Congress and we’ve offered advice to make the Dementia Congress venue more dementia inclusive. We’re pleased to have been asked to help local museums and amenities to get things right for people living with dementia.
In our workshop we will share with you the adventures of our first year as a group and what dreams and challenges lie ahead for us.
We want to make sure that nothing in Brighton and Hove happens about dementia without us having our say. By sharing our thoughts and experiences about what it is like to live with dementia here we hope to make the town and local services work for everyone living with the condition. We welcome you to our home town! Watch out for the seagulls, the bikes
and too many chips!
If you would like to find out more about D-Mob please contact Matthew Moors email: DementiaA@ageuk-bh.org.uk or by phone: 01273 720603
An audit of The UK Dementia Congress 2018 venue, Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. The audit was completed by two members of D-Mob, John and Derek.
Many thanks to one of D-Mob’s facilitators OT Fran Hamilton for supporting this to happen and producing this audio/visual report.