Lichfield Methodist Church

Our Christian organisation includes three Sunday services, different groups and communities - both connected with Church and independent, and a coffee shop facility three mornings a week. We aim to make everyone feel welcome including vulnerable people and those living with dementia.

Updated:
2 November 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Faith Groups
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?

Our organisation wants to ensure we are accessible and inclusive to everyone including members and visitors living with dementia, and their carers.

We want to facilitate a warm Christian welcome to those living with dementia each time they come into contact with the organisation (whether that be on Sundays or activities throughout the week).

We want people living with dementia and their loved ones/carers to feel secure, valued and comfortable in our environment and for their specific needs to be recognised, acknowledged and understood by a signification proportion of our membership.

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

We have a large and variable membership so raising awareness by disseminating information takes time and is an ongoing process.

2. Actions

  • We will increase our number of Dementia Friends

    We will arrange for another Dementia Friends session to enable more of our pastoral carers and any others interested to become Dementia Friends and heighten awareness generally.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will provide better dementia friendly signs at key places

    Signs with clear pictures and words and with a clear outline to be placed on toilet doors and at the windows to the cafe area.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will designate a specific quiet space that can be accessed when needed

    We will check with the Church council to make sure we can designate a specific quiet space for people living with dementia and dementia friends.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member