St Michael the Archangel Church
St Michaels Church Winterbourne is one of 4 churches in the Fromeside Benefice of Churches, covering the parishes of Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down, Frampton Cotterell and Iron Acton. The church provides places for worship, delivers church services, activities and events for all ages and minority groups in schools and the community, spiritual and pastoral support.
- 13 January 2020
- South West
- Faith Groups
- Local Alliances:
- South Gloucestershire 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?
Ensure our buildings, church services, activities and events are accessible to people living with dementia and their families
Ensure people living with dementia are included, are valued and understood
Ensure our church is Dementia Aware in how we support and include people living with dementia and their families
Ensure people living with dementia are spiritually and pastorally supported
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Not all members of the church have attended Dementia Friends sessions
Not all members of the church have gained an understanding of the challenges people living with dementia and their families face
Time – Human Resources ie volunteers - Finance
Gain better understanding of the challenges people living with dementia and their families face
Consult with PLWD and their families
Share knowledge and experiences across the pastoral team
Review to Improve
Confirm what we are already doing well - Identify and explore ideas/small changes that could be made – look at for example access and signage, orders of service, verbal and written communication, pastoral support for PLWD
Improving understanding of dementia
Our dementia co-ordinator will train to become a dementia champion and will arrange for all members of the pastoral team to attend awareness sessions.
becoming a dementia friendly church at St Michaels Church
Agree realistic and achievable actions for implementation working towards becoming a dementia friendly church at St Michaels Church
Work to make Fromeside Benefice of Churches dementia friendly
Roll out across Fromeside Benefice of Churches