Cannock Chase District Council

Leading our community to deliver better jobs and skills, more and better housing, cleaner and safer environments and better health outcomes.

Updated:
21 April 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Arts, Communication, Finance, Health, Local Authorities, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance, Cannock Chase 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?

By engaging with organisations that support carers and people with dementia, and engaging with carers and individuals directly to understand what is important to them and how we can support them.

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

Sustained engagement from partners.  Being open and flexible around how we engage with individuals and carers to take account of their personal circumstances.

Member website

www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Provide better information locally for people affected by dementia

    Engage with local providers and organisations to produce an information sheet to be promoted in local libraries, shops and council offices to support the signposting of individuals to groups and services.

    Status:
    Completed

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Further funding has been awarded by the DAA to print more What’s on Guides, whichprovide people living with Dementia a summary of activities, and organisations that are available to them in the Cannock Chase District.

    The What’s on guide is also available online .

    The Dementia Community Roadshow Bus has visited the district. On Tuesday 11thApril it was in Cannock Town Centre and Wednesday 12thApril it was on Tesco car park in Hednesford.

    A representative attended Cannock Radio on 11thApril to do a short interview to promote the roadshow bus coming to the District. A reporter attended the bus on Wednesday 12thto do some recorded interviews with the Alzheimer Society staff and members of the public. The partnership and the DAA have developed a good relationship with Cannock Radio and they will be promoting various events taking place during Dementia Awareness week.

    The Alzheimer’s Society, Cannock Branch have secured a number of stalls in Cannock Indoor Market on Friday 19thMay to promote their service and other local agencies have been invited along to support.

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    A Dementia Friendly launch event was held in Cannock Town Centre on Thursday 29th September. Organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sectors were on hand to provide advice and promote local services to members of the public. The launch was extremely well attended by members of the public and well supported by partners.

    A What’s on Guide has been produced to promote what services and activities are available in the Cannock Chase District for people living with Dementia. This guide is available in hard copy and can also be downloaded from the Council’s website.

  • Dementia awareness

    We will encourage all local Councillors and staff to attend Dementia Friends Information sessions.  We will also look at staff members becoming Dementia Friends Champions.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    A Dementia Friends Information session was delivered to staff at C Residential in Rugeley on 16thJanuary, who were keen to support the Alzheimer’s Society as there chosen charity for 2017.

    The Dementia Community Roadshow Bus has visited the district. On Tuesday 11thApril it was in Cannock Town Centre and Wednesday 12thApril it was on Tesco car park in Hednesford.

    I attended Cannock Radio on 11thApril to do a short interview to promote the roadshow bus coming to the District. A reporter attended the bus on Wednesday 12thto do some recorded interviews with Alzheimer Society staff and members of the public. The partnership and the DAA have developed a good relationship with Cannock Radio and they will be promoting various events taking place during Dementia Awareness week.

     

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We are looking to roll out Dementia Friends Information sessions for staff and Councillors in March/April 2017.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    One member of staff is already a Dementia Champion.

    Another staff member successfully completed Dementia Champion Training in October 2016 and was asked to deliver extra sessions to groups in the Cannock Chase District, as requested.

  • Contribute to the development of Dementia Friendly Communities

    Form a local Dementia Action Alliance who will formulate and lead a programme of events for 2016/17.  This will be supported by the Cannock Chase Local Strategic Partnership.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    A Calendar of Events has been produced to record all activities that are taking place in the Cannock Chase district and to ensure momentum is maintained around the initiative on a monthly basis.

    A communications plan has also been produced which is aligned to the action plan and calendar of events. 

    A pot of funding has been aligned to the Cannock Chase DAA and 4 bids were received from members and endorsed at the last meeting in March.

    The Friends of Hednesford Park were granted funding to design a wooden Forget Me Knot Sculpture in Hednesford Park to mark the start of the weekly Dementia Walks.

    The Museum of Cannock Chase received funding to continue their work around sessions and products for people living with Dementia and their carers. They will develop a Heathland Tapestry based on the natural environment and the special nature of Hednesford Hills.

    Norton Canes parish council were granted funding to help towards a Forget Me Not Day on Thursday 18thMay. The day will include activities such as tai chi, afternoon tea and memorabilia of the area. Local organisations and services will also be on hand to offer advice and signpost.

     

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    An action plan and calendar of events for 2017 has been populated by members of the Alliance.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    Cannock Chase Dementia Action Alliance was formulated in July 2017. Cannock Chase District Council plays a key co-ordination role within the Alliance. Alliance meetings take place every month and are very well attended by key partners in the community.