Heart of Tamworth Community Project (HOT)

The Heart of Tamworth Community Project, aims to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the Tamworth community and help bring about social cohesion. Our objectives are to increase a sense of wellbeing of the people of Tamworth who are in need in any manner. We aim to provide opportunities for people to reach their full potential, relieving unemployment and providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area who have need by reason of their age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of their lives.

Updated:
21 February 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Faith Groups, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance, 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?

To increase public awareness of dementia and to help alleviate the fear of dementia.  We aim to help provide a service, in partnership with other organisation, for people living with dementia to help provide a better quality of life.  We also recognise the need for carers to have the opportunity to meet with other carers and professionals.  We would endeavor, by listening, to meet some of their needs.

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

To source the best training for volunteers.  Making sure that we are working together with other organisation to provide the best possible service we can.  

Member website

heartoftamworth.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Identifying Needs

    We have town centre, two story facilities that are presently being refurbished. Once completed, which we hope will be by the end of February 2017, we aim to work together with St Giles Hospice, Age Concern and Home Instead to open the rooms for people living with Dementia and their carers to be able to meet. This may be a Memory Café with a space for the carers to meet and chat with each other or with professionals. We are open to be steered so that we meet the needs of the people using the facilities.

    Status:
    Investigating

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia friendly environment

    Using the DAAs environmental checklist we will ensure our facilities are as dementia friendly as possible.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Awareness

    We will organise training for our own volunteers, also offering it out to the church community, to increase the awareness and understanding of living with dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member