D & M's Cafe

We are a small family-run business. We aim for the café to be a warm, friendly environment offering home cooked food that is good value for money. We have a lot of elderly customers who come to us for company and their meal for the day as they live on their own. We always offer a friendly ear and assistance where we can.

Updated:
30 September 2016
Location:
South West
Local Alliances:
Tavistock Dementia Action Alliance, Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Truro, Liskeard Dementia Action Alliance, Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA), Devon Dementia Partnership, 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?

We would like to make all staff aware of dementia and how we can make going out an easier, more relaxed experience for both the carer and the person living with dementia.

We would like to make the café more dementia friendly by reviewing the signs within it.

Also, we would like to raise awareness to the general public especially seeing as we have many elderly people and those who have learning difficulties coming into the café. We would like to be able to help them as sometimes we are the only people they come into contact with that day and we are a source of company.

Additionally, we would like to offer carers somewhere where they can come and not have to worry and be able to enjoy their coffee and a chat or that special meal.

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

We need to learn more about dementia  and how we can best help those living with the condition.

We also need to learn how we can make the café more dementia friendly by having an audit done and finding out what small changes we can make for this to happen and make it a safe, warm environment for all.

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2. Actions

  • To raise awareness and find out more about living with dementia

    To ask Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Co-ordinator, Plymouth City Council) to come in and talk to the staff about dementia and how we can raise awareness to others.

    Status:
    Delivered, Completed

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Offer carers a friendly, caring environment where they feel comfortable bringing the person living with dementia that they care for.

    Offer a discount to carers after learning from Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Co-ordinator, Plymouth City Council), the best way to offer support.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Look at the cafe environment and see what changes can be made to make it easier for those living with dementia.

    Ask for support with doing an audit to enable us to make any changes.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member