Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council is a district council with responsibility for proving a number of public services including housing, refuse and recycling collections, planning, economic development, tourism and leisure. Although we do not have responsibility for health, social care or education we work closely with our partner organisations, including Devon County Council, to ensure good quality of life for our residents.

Updated:
22 November 2016
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Local Authorities
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?

We aim to improve access and provide services that meet the needs of all our customers. As a local authority we are required to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty as well as other elements of the Equality Act 2010, and in so doing will promote awareness of dementia with our partners and the wider public.

Action 1: Improve Our Understanding of Dementia

We will continue to arrange awareness sessions for staff, councillors and contractors. We have already run four awareness sessions for 80 staff and councillors, but will repeat them on a regular basis as part of the overall equality and diversity training plan.

Action 2: Dementia Champions

In order to support Action 1 we will also aim to train two Dementia Champions who are then able to run awareness sessions for our staff and promote dementia awareness within the council.

Action 3: Dementia-Friendly Car Parks

We will work to make our car parks more dementia friendly by ensuring that staff have attended Dementia Friends sessions and will look into setting aside parking bays for the use of customers with dementia and their carers.

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

We will be delivering this action plan against the backdrop of competing priorities and reduced budgets. Working wherever possible with partner organisations and making links into our priority areas such as equality and safeguarding should help to maintain momentum.

Member website

www.exeter.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Action 1: Improve Our Understanding of Dementia

    We will continue to arrange awareness sessions on dementia for staff, councillors and contractors. We have already run four awareness sessions for 80 staff and councillors, but will repeat them on a regular basis and make them part of an overall equality and diversity training plan.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friends Champions

    In order to support Action 1 we will also aim to train two Dementia Champions who are then able to run awareness sessions for our staff and promote dementia awareness within the council.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia'Friendly Car Parks

    We will work to make our car parks more dementia friendly by ensuring that staff have attended dementia friends sessions, and will look into setting aside parking bays for the use of customers with dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Planning