Stanley's training project - Daisy's chain

We train hard to reach young people to work within a catering. When they are able we set up activity cafes to support other groups within the community.Our activity cafe's are called Daisy's chain and we have set up a dementia cafe within Dewsbury to support people within the area and their carers. We have links with Making Space and other organisations to offer support. There are 2 activity sessions and a 3 course meal provided for a small charge.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Communication, Voluntary Sector, Education Sector, Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

People are treated as individuals, they make informed choices about the activities and health related activities that they take part in. They will get the care and support which enable the to live well with my dementia in a supportive environment that runs weekly so there is an ongoing consistent place for them to receive the things that they need within the community that they live in.

Our cafe has local professionals that will support people and is also staffed by local people. Our staff are trained by care professionals and are all dementia friends, they understand how to ensure people are well supported and how to maximise my independence.

Our customers know how to treat people with dignity and respect, they do it every day, they make sure that people know that staff are there to help and will help if needed.

The cafe is part of the local community and well supported by local people. We have strong links within the community so we can access activities that will enable them to enjoy life and remain independent for as long as possible.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We find that we need people to know what we do and to access our service. We have everything in place to enable people to be supported, but would like to offer the opportunity to more people within North Kirklees.

2. Actions

  • Raising awareness of our service

    We are promoting our service within the area, but would like support to do this.

    Status:
    Being implemented