Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council

A local partnership of service providers (public, private & voluntary sectors), local residents and local businesses to develop and implement actions agreed in partnership to improve the local community and environment.

Updated:
24 August 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Other
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?

1) Identify what is already in place to make East Newcastle a Dementia Friendly Community.

2) Provide training in Dementia Awareness.

3) Develop a network of Dementia Friends. A dementia friend is anyone that does or may come into contact with a person living with dementia who then understands what dementia is and the impact it can have. Please see www.dementiafriends.org.uk

4) Identify people living and working in the area who are able & willing to be Dementia Champions - trained volunteers who encourage others to learn a little bit about dementia.

5) Work with local organisations – shops, businesses, pubs & clubs, Community Centres – willing and able to become dementia friendly.

6) Work with schools willing & able to work to become dementia friendly.

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

1) Ensuring that all partners are on board and contributing.

2) Balancing the different needs and demands of the different parts of the locality.

3) How to monitor any change.

2. Actions

  • Provide training in Dementia Awareness

    Offer and be prepared to provide Dementia Friends Awareness sessions.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Dementia Friends session delivered to meeting of Porthill Residents' Association, Thursday 26th January 2017.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    Dementia Awareness session provided for Wolstanton Resident's Association. Session planned for Porthill Resident's Association in early 2017.

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Identify what is already in place to make East Newcastle a Dementia Friendly Community

    By sharing plans with LAP members and partners, we have identified what is already in place, and what is already planned, and am working to ensure alignment.

    Status:
    Investigating

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Linked up with one local business providing Dementia Friends Awareness session and agreed to work in partnership.

  • Develop a network of Dementia Friends

    Through providing Dementia Friends Awareness sessions targeted at people living and working in the LAP area develop a network who can share experiences and knowledge, and help to disseminate information.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Work in progress.

  • Work with local organisations willing and able to become dementia friendly

    Encourage local organisations – shops, businesses, pubs & clubs, Community Centres – to provide dementia friendly environments.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    Task & Finish Group looking at targeting businesses, shops, pubs & clubs, churches and schools in the Wolstanton High Street area.
  • Identify people living and working in the area who are able & willing to be Dementia Champions

    Provide information about the Dementia Champions role to people who attend Dementia Friends Awareness sessions with a view to providing Dementia Champions sessions in the locality.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Work with schools willing & able to work to become dementia friendly

    With 1 High School, 3 Primary Schools and 1 Infant School in the locality, we shall be working to bring them on board.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member