Rugeley Leisure Centre

Rugeley Leisure Centre is a community leisure facility.

Updated:
22 July 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Recreation
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance, Cannock Chase 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?

Rugeley Leisure Centre offers a wide variety of activities for people to be active within a safe environment and still have an active role within their community.

We are able to offer opportunities for people living with dementia and their carers to participate in physical activity that suits their needs and to be active together. Also supporting carers to maintain an active healthy lifestyle to support their wellbeing in what can be a stressful time.

As a key community venue, Rugeley Leisure Centre can play an important role in raising awareness of dementia in Rugeley.

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

Rugeley Leisure Centre is a community venue so there are times when the centre is very busy. The centre would not be able to offer exclusive sessions within these times particularly suited to people living with dementia, however would be able to signpost people to times that would more suit their needs. Further to this staffing can be a challenge as in centre times staff many not be available to offer one-to-one support.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    All front line staff to attend a Dementia Friends awareness session.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Information for people living with dementia and their carers

    We will ensure that the community and in particular those living with dementia and their carers are able to access information of what is on offer at Rugeley Leisure Centre.

    For example, we allow carers free access to our pool and facilities if they are there to support someone living with dementia to exercise.

    We can also advise members of the public when the quieter times are when using our facilities which may be more comfortable for someone living with dementia.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Supporting people living with dementia to be active

    Supporting people living with dementia and their carers to active by offering a concessionary rate to carers.

    Following our front line staff becoming dementia friends, we will ensure that all of our facilities and activites will be more inclusive for people living with dementia, and one to one support can be provided to use gym equipment at any time.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member