Sportspark is one of the most successful community sport facilities in the UK. We're based at the University of East Anglia but we are open to all the community.
- 16 June 2017
- East of England
- Charity, Community organisations, Education Sector, Other, Recreation
- Local Alliances:
- Norwich City 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 offer a range of physical activities that participants can chose from that are adaptable to individual needs, helping to stay active and giving opportunities to socialize and interact with others.
We support the carers by giving them the opportunity to socialize and participate in the sports on offer or relax over refreshments.
There are local volunteers who are here to support those living with dementia to make their visits fulfilling and enjoyable and raise awareness within the local community.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Spreading the word in the Community that we offer specific Activity sessions for people living with Dementia as well as welcoming them to use the facilities at any time.
To roll out Dementia Awareness in staff induction.
To include Dementia Awareness training in staff induction and training programme.
To create a dementia friendly environment.
Building refurbishment will take place being mindful of needs of community users living with dementia.
To support community groups and activities in raising dementia awareness.
To run a suitable regular group offering activities, support and social awareness.