Alzheimer's Society - Kirklees

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity. We provide services, fund research and advise health and social care professionals. Working nationally and locally, we campaign for improved care and greater awareness and understanding of dementia.

Updated:
3 November 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Voluntary 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?

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support, care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support for those with any form of dementia and their family, friends and carers.

We advise and train professionals working in the field, fund research, run quality support and campaign for improved health and social care and greater public understanding of dementia.

We work in partnership with other organisations both in Health, Social care, voluntary and private sector to ensure that support is always there for people with dementia and there carers. We work with partners to support people to receive a timely diagnosis, that the condition is understood, and that people with dementia have the same rights as other members of society.

We will achieve this through funding scientific breakthroughs, strengthening communities by increasing understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their family, friends and carer and striving to put an end to discrimination and stigma.        

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

The Kirklees Alzheimer's Society will support people with dementia their family, friends and carers to understand the importance of music therapy that live in the Kirklees area.

We will provide high quality Singing for the Brain sessions supported by trained staff to ensure that people with dementia and their families, friends and carers can live well with dementia. We have a fundraising team who help raise awareness as well as fundraise.  

We promote and engage with national and local campaigns and encourage a greater public understanding of dementia.     

Our Challenge is to receive funding to be able to deliver further dementia support services and outreach work within Kirklees.

Member website

www.alzheimers.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Collaborative community awareness raising

    To be more involved with community awareness raising.  Collaboratively working with other organisations to better suppport people affected by dementia in Kirklees.

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Raise awareness of Dementia amongst seldom heard communtiies across Kirklees

    Alzheimer's Society will employ a multilingual dementia support worker to support us in raising awareness.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Support the coordination of Kirklees Dementia Awareness Week 2017

    Alzheimer's Society will lead on the Dementia Awareness Subgroup meetings and will report back to Kirklees Dementia PRactitioners Forum on progress.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Support the development of a Dementia Friendly Community within a seldom heard community group in Kirklees

    This will involve working jointly with other specialist organisations across Kirklees.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping