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Useful links: Equalities and Diversity


Dementia describes a set of symptoms including memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem solving and communicating. People experience dementia in different ways and present with different abilities and behaviour. Symptoms can include: memory loss, mood and personality changes and changes in behaviour.

Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to becoming Dementia Friendly Councils. This means we are working towards all our front line staff being trained as a 'Dementia Friend' so that we are aware of the issues people with dementia face and know how best to support them.

We are also working towards making our buildings which are accessible to the public dementia friendly. We are doing this by replacing old or broken signs with dementia friendly ones and when decorating, incorporating dementia friendly decor at key transition points.

To find out more about dementia, how to live with it and how to plan for the future, visit the West Sussex Connect to Support website to find out about the help and support available.

'Join Dementia Research'

'Join Dementia Research' is a place to sign up to register your interest in participating in dementia research. You do not need to have dementia, or experience of someone living with dementia to join in - it's for everybody.

Essentially its a secure database that researchers can use to find people for their studies and where you can express an interest in a particular study. Registering doesn't commit you to taking part.

To find out more and sign up see:

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Other useful links

Below are some links to external websites that you may find useful (listed alphabetically):

  • Access Adur Directory:
    Access Adur is a useful guide for anyone living in the Adur region of West Sussex, England. Access Adur provides an online guide to buildings in the local area, and rates them based on a set accessibility criteria.
    See Access Adur Directory website
  • British Dyslexia Association:
    The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential.
    See British Dyslexia Association website
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission:
    They have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine 'protected' grounds: age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
    See Equality and Human Rights Commission website
  • Equality Act 2010:
    A link to the actual legislation.
    See Equality Act 2010 - on the UK Legislation website
  • Equality guidance:
    A series of guidance documents to help explain the Act and provide practical examples on how the law has changed. We currently have guidance for employers, workers, service providers, service users and education providers.
    See Equality Act guidance on the Equality and Human Rights website
  • West Sussex County Council:
    Their website outlines their policies and provides further information on how the County Council meets its obligations to treat everyone fairly.
    See Equality and inclusion - on the West Sussex County Council website

and on our website:

  • Reporting a hate crime incident:
    If you, or someone you know, experiences discrimination or harassment which you believe is based on race, nationality, faith, sexuality, disability or gender identity, you can report it using this link.
    See our hate incidents page

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