University of Exeter

The University has drawn up an action plan to increase staff awareness of Dementia and other neurological conditions that may affect those around them. Information will be available on the Wellbeing website with signposting to the EDAA alliance and other support networks. At the annual Staff Festival there will be information on ‘Living Well with Dementia’

Updated:
14 December 2016
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Education Sector, Research Sector
Local Alliances:
Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)

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?

Action 1

The University Dementia Alliance Steering group will disseminate information across the University.

We will provide information and signposting via the University Wellbeing website to display information about dementia and links to Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and other support networks.

Action 2

Include a focus on 'Living Well With Dementia' at the Staff Festival.

The Annual Staff Festival provides an opportunity for staff to find out more about the health and wellbeing initiatives across the University and we will include information about dementia awareness this year.

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

The University has over 4,500 employees across a number of sites who will have a range of experience and understanding of Dementia and its impact on individuals and their families and friends.

A number of individuals are carers for family members/ friends with Dementia and the University is keen to develop a wider understanding of the challenges facing these employees in line with the Equality Act (2010).

2. Actions