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Age Concern

Offers information and signposting, covering the Blandford area, on a drop in basis at the local office.

1 September 2019
South West
Local Alliances:
Blandford 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?

The office opens 3 morning per week.  Information offered covers DWP benefits/local groups and tradespeople.

A private room is available for confidential meetings/phone calls.

A home visiting service is available, after a consultation with the home visitot, to assist with form completion.

Offers a place to put up posters of local groups and events.

Takes part in local events put on by the council and others eg Expo.

We want to be dementia friendly so that the office and volunteers working there can be assured that the environment and approach suits the persons needs.

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

Time - this is the time of the volunteers

Finances - this may well be an issue if we needs to change or purchase items

Resources - Age Concern would need to be advised as to the best resources to use and that would suit the visitors to the office

2. Actions

  • To ask volunteers if they are willing to attend Dementia training

    1 - Confirm those volunteers who would be willing to undertake the training

    2 - To identify who could offer the training

    3 - To identify dates/times and confirm venue

    4 - Book training to suit all participants

    Being implemented
  • All volunteers in the office to wear name badges

    1 - To ask all volunteers if they are in agreement to wear the badges

    2 - To source information on the best format/colour etx the badges should be in

    3 - To find the price/supplier to best meet our needs

    4 - There may be a need to source funding for badges if there is a specific requirement needed

  • For the office to be as dementia friendly as possible

    1 - To request advice/guidance from the local dementia champion

    2 - To evaluate which points are most urgent

    3 - To see if funding may be necessary for this

    4 - To look for funding to implement the action