Batley Sporting Charitable Trust
Batley Sporting Charitable Trust are a registered charity based in Batley and work in partnership with the Batley Bulldogs to deliver projects in the heart of the Batley community and surrounding Kirklees area harnessing the power of sport and physical activity to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals. We deliver projects under the principles of sport, health, education and community engagement
- 24 July 2017
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Community organisations, Recreation
- Local Alliances:
- Kirklees 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 work out of Batley Bulldogs RLFC’s home ground; the ground has many facilities available for meetings or groups etc. We hold a regular coffee morning that is attended every Tuesday morning by over 50 people who are in the main aged over 55, we would like to develop the group further to involve individuals living with dementia and to raise awareness of dementia.
We have staff that are able to deliver projects that would benefit individuals living with dementia and their carers. We can offer game day experiences to people/families living with dementia and related sporting activities that can enhance overall well-being, education and community engagement.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Staff would require basic awareness of dementia and training to ensure understanding of dementia and the effects it has on individuals and families. Dementia awareness would also be required to enable us to deliver a quality service.
Knowledge and access to individuals who are living with dementia and their carers.
Staff Training – Dementia Awareness
All staff that have contact with the public to attend a dementia friends awareness session and to access further training (as appropriate) to ensure that we can provide a high quality and inclusive service. This may include online training resources such as SCIE.
Raise Awareness of Dementia with Current Groups
Organise a dementia awareness presentation at our coffee morning to include dementia friends and awareness of the Kirklees Dementia Friendly High Street Pack.
Use of Facilities
Facilities to be made available to local Dementia Support groups, working in partnership with local groups to support the delivery and development of groups and facilities.