Bodmin Spiritualist Church & Healing Centre

We are a Spiritualist Church affiliated to the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU) and this leading UK Spiritualist organisation provides, through its churches & centres, literature and educational opportunities for anyone who wishes to begin their investigation and study of Spiritualism and to consider its implications in all matters of the spirit here and now as well as the hereafter. In the United Kingdom the SNU is a registered religious body for Spiritualism. The SNU adopts a set of 7 Principles that form the basis for a study of spirituality through a philosophy, which its members and churches & centres support and promote.

Updated:
17 February 2017
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Bodmin 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?

Our church is affiliated to the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU) and this leading UK Spiritualist organisation provides, through its churches & centres, literature and educational opportunities for anyone who wishes to begin their investigation and study of Spiritualism and to consider its implications in all matters of the spirit here and now as well as the hereafter.In the United Kingdom the SNU is a registered religious body for Spiritualism. The SNU adopts a set of 7 Principles that form the basis for a study of spirituality through a philosophy, which its members and churches & centres support and promote. 

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

We are all equal in the sight of God and God does not look upon his people according to their memory and intellectual skills, but loves each one of us unconditionally. All people, whether cognitively impaired or not, are God’s children. It is, therefore, very important that people with dementia are properly acknowledged and treated with dignity, kindness and compassion within our Spiritualist Churches. The Spiritualist Church should value the contribution which all people bring to the life of their communities.

Member website

www.bodminsc.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Understanding Dementia

    Dementia Awareness sessions for the Church Management Committee (Trustees) and other members of the church & congregation are being arranged. This will ensure a greater understanding and empathy of those living with Dementia and of those providing care for them. We plan to create an increased awareness of Dementia in all its forms by creating Dementia Friends within the next 9-12 months.

     

     

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    First session completed

  • Getting other organisations involved

    Encourage other local faith organisations and local businesses to become more involved in Dementia Awareness.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Ways we can help

    Listening to and being there for people with dementia and those who care for them. Helping people to attend church services and activities and be supported when there. Offering spiritual support at home or in residential care. Ensuring people with dementia and their carers feel welcome at church and feel part of the church community.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Welcome

    We offer a warm, positive and encouraging welcome to everyone who enters our church and must continue to do so. We hope that the Church, through its Management Committee (Trustees), its congregation and services are as supportive and welcoming as possible to  all who are affected by Dementia who want to join the Church and visit our church/centre.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Inform National Executive Committee about DAA

    Send full details to the National Executive Committee of our parent body, the Spiritualists' National Union (SNU) of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) in order to get them to sign up to the National Alliance. It is so vital that faith/religious organisations are made aware of the DAA and its role, so bringing forward an increased awareness to all its members nationwide.

    Status:
    Completed