Time and Talents

Time and Talents is a charity based in South East London and founded in 1887 . Our mission is: • To build community cohesion and resilience by relieving isolation and increasing connections in particular those who are isolated by age, physical or emotional difficulty or poverty. • Empowering the community by developing their skills and providing the opportunity for all to use their time and talents for the benefit of others and themselves. • Activities to improve the emotional, mental and physical health of the most vulnerable and those at risk of becoming vulnerable in the community. Time and Talents covers 4 core areas of work: • Improving the well being of Older People • Providing employability training and support for local unemployed people • Community Engagement; building resilience and community cohesion • Providing appropriate and affordable physical space to the community

Updated:
17 February 2015
Location:
London
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Southwark 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?

We are committed to supporting older people, both as part of our volunteer-run befriending service and the groups we provide in our centre. We are committed to treating people with dementia with respect and try to meet individual needs.

We are committed to working with the local community, other agencies, charities and businesses to make our local area more dementia friendly.

We are committed to being proactive and visible talking about dementia and providing information and support to those in the local community living with dementia.

Ensure we have information available to signpost and build up resources in-house that can be available to service users, staff and volunteers. Undertake to be more proactive and visible in terms of talking about dementia with our service users. 

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

One of the main challenges will be making time to focus on the training and support staff and volunteers will need to build-up information and resources in-house. 

Member website

www.timeandtalents.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Audit

    Undertake and audit of our building to assess how dementia friendly it is and plan to make appropriate changes if necessary.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Host Dementia Friends sessions

    A member of staff has completed the Dementia Friends Champions role and will run Dementia Friends sessions for staff, volunteers, service users and the local community.

     

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Raise the profile of dementia.

    Ensure we have information available to signpost and build up resources in-house that can be available to service users, staff and volunteers. Undertake to be more proactive and visible in terms of talking about dementia with our service users. 

    Status:
    Delivery