Asda Stafford

Asda is a national retailer that is always looking into ways of helping people and going the extra mile to help make everyone's visit to us from every walk of life easy, accessible and enjoyable.

Updated:
8 June 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Communication, Emergency Services Sector, Hospitality, Local Authorities, Retail, Schools, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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?

At Asda we pride our self with the best colleagues in retail that go above and beyond for our customers.

Clear signage and escorted shopping trips are amongst many steps that we are going through to help us be more dementia friendly.

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

As an organisation we do take every customer to the item shelf for any part of their shopping experience that they need help with.

I'm sure that most of us would benefit from some basic dementia training to improve our understanding, and would offer help to anyone that seeks assistance and for the help to be carried out in the correct, sensitive way and with the right approach.

Member website

www.asda.com

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will run Dementia Friends sessions in 2016 for colleagues to attend to understand how to support anyone living with dementia who may visit the store.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Environments

    Check all signage instore to make sure they are dementia friendly.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Assisted Shopping

    Promote assisted shopping for those in need of support. Customers can book assisted shopping in advance via customer services. A colleague will then support the individual in completing their shopping, but also if the customer would like to go for something to eat in the cafe.

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    Assisted shopping has been highly successful in our store and in the last six months we have seen an uptake on this offer. We are extremely pleased with the way this is working and will continue to promote and offer this service.

  • Safe Places Initiative

    We will look into working with the local police to provide a safe place when needed.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Pharmacy

    To continue working with our Pharmacy Team to improve the services that we can offer. A safe private room with clear signage is now available for one to one conversations with our qualified pharmacy colleagues. We are hoping to extend this to our other stores and are consulting in making this happen

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New action