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Marion Day Care & Dementia Centre

Marion is a specialist day care centre for older people, offering care for those living with a wide range of health conditions. . Our qualified staff aim to help bring a little balance back to life. Marion is a comfortable, safe and friendly place that improves the wellbeing of those we welcome through our doors. It’s for when things are getting too much but moving into a care home or respite home isn’t needed. And it’s an opportunity for carers and loved ones to have some time to look after themselves, learn techniques to help care at home and meet other people in similar situations.

17 February 2020
East of England
Care, Charity, Health
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?

Marion provides local support to families for a range of conditions, including dementia. We have an friendly, flexible centre, allowing families to have personal choice, get support that helps them live the life they want, and have a sense of belonging in the community. 

We feel bringing people together in a community setting provides valuable, emotional contact for the person who needs care, as well as a support structure and access to help, guidance and peer support for the Carer.  Our centre is also used as a community facility, helping break down the stigmas associated in care, and creating opportunities for older people and younger people to come together. 

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

For us, reaching the people who could benefit from our help and support is always challenging. Statutory cuts in financial support and reductions in local transport has made it more difficult for older people to access our services, and others in the city. 

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2. Actions

  • Extend our dementia support into different areas of Norwich

    We will take our skills out into the community and work with other local organisations to provide advice and guidance on care, dementia and opportunities to come together. 

  • To provide regular advice sessions to the local community and Marion clients.

    We will provide access to our clients and the general public advice sessions, hosting experts in welfare rights, personal care, nutrition, care technology, home safety to increase education and support to older people, especially those living with dementia. 

  • To join the Dementia Friendly Norwich campaign to show our support to the city.

    As one of only two day centres in the city, we want to show our support to the campagin, and help people who live and work in Norwich know we are here to help and provide support, as they need it.

    We will also support the alliance in running regular Dementia Friends sessions for local organisations// the public.