Fusion Lifestyle

Fusion Lifestyle is a registered charity, created in 2000 to provide quality sport, leisure and fitness activities to local communities and encourage people to get healthy and active. Since then, we’ve continued to grow and now provide facilities at nearly 100 locations across the UK.

Updated:
9 June 2017
Location:
National
Sectors:
Health, Other, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Lewisham 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 provide specific activity and sessions for people who are over 60 or registered disabled. Registered carers can on most occasions attend sessions for free when accompanying the person they are registered to care for. We work with numerous partners to ensure that our factilites are as accessible as possible. This work is ongoing as we work on continuous improvement. We work with local partners to activitly engage in the local community and provide activites for that community group.

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

We are very new to working with people with dementia, so will need to work on raising awareness amongst our staff. This will include working with local partners to get our staff trained up. However with our experience working with the elderly and disabled we should be able to adapt to this quite quickly

Member website

www.fusion-lifestyle.com/

2. Actions

  • Offer Free Gym and Swim to persons with Dementia aged 60 and over

    All Lewisham residents with a library card will be able to access the Leisure Centres for free. If the resident is registered disabled, their carer will also be able to access the pool and gym for free too.

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Joined December 2016

  • Dementia training for staff

    In partnership with Lewisham Council, we will provide Dementia training for our staff throughout the next year. We hope that this will help to raise awareness and educate staff on what Dementia is and how it affects people with dementia and their families. The training will help us to sustain high standards of service and make our leisure centres inclusive for all.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Joined December 2016

  • Look at offering Dementia friendly sessions

    Depending on the demand for our pre-exisiting sessions we in the long term will look at offering specific sessions for people with dementia and their carers/friend/relative. We will look to work with Lewisham Council to gauge the demand and the wants and needs of users.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Joined in December 2016