Boston College

"To be a brilliant college that transforms people’s lives and makes an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of Lincolnshire." Every year, the College welcomes some 8,000 students through its doors. About 1,500 of these study with us full-time, up to 200 are International students from across the globe and 200 more are studying at a Higher Education level. Our part-time students vary from school leavers and apprentices to adult learners and degree students. You can study courses with us during the day or evening, in Boston or Spalding or even in your workplace.

Updated:
28 October 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Boston 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?

Boston College delivers Dementia training in care settings to the employees which enhances their knowledge in dementia practice. We also deliver training within the community to people who care for people/family members with Dementia. We engage with young people, learning about Dementia and creating a Dementia friendly generation. Through this we aim to assist in building a more dementia friendly communitiy as outlined in the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

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

Challlenges include:

Accessing funding to deliver courses.

A lack of understanding of Dementia.

Employers being able to release staff for training.

Member website

www.boston.ac.uk

2. Actions

  • Host community Dementia Information Events

    To host 3 hour Dementia events for the community. These are aimed at people who support or care for loved ones at home. Within these events the person with Dementia is invited and can enjoy supervised stimulating, therapeutic activities within a safe environment.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Offer Regular Community Dementia Training

    We will offer free training to families who have loved ones in a care setting. The training will include awareness, strategies, environmental issues and guidance.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Provide a Room Free of Charge

    We will offer a room free of charge for future DAA events and meetings.

    Status:
    Being implemented