St Edmund's Church, Roundhay

As an Anglican Church community, our vision statement is 'sharing God's generous love with our local community, the city of Leeds and beyond'.

Updated:
18 September 2017
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

As a church we are committed to our work to create a more inclusive society; we have applied to receive support for one year (until 2018) from Leeds Older People's Forum to create a dementia friendly community in Roundhay. 

We would like to develop links with other organisations engaged in this area to the benefit of people living with dementia.

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

We would like this change towards a dementia friendly community to be sustainable in the long term. That the interest and awareness continues to make a difference in the life of people with dementia.

We are called to encourage others in the work they are trying to do.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friendly cafe

    Running a montly cafe for people with dementia in the community of Roundhay. Tea cosy cafe at Lidgett Lane Community Centre,LS17 6QP.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness

    We would like to make the church members more dementia aware and provide dementia friend sessions.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Encourage other churches

    We want to encourage other churches to become part of Dementia Friendly Community (Roundhay) and also part of DAA. We want to encourage them to have environmental checks of the buildings and Dementia Friends Sessions

    Status:
    Being implemented