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Eastway Day Centre

Eastway Day Centre is a day centre for older people in the London Borough of Merton.

20 February 2020
Care, Social Care, Health, Local DAA Members
Local Alliances:
Merton 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 deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers by offering quality service with varied activities in a warm, friendly and caring environment.  We actively think about ways to provide more accessible and engaging activities and spaces for people with dementia.

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

We are lucky to be well-supported in our endeavour to become more dementia friendly.

2. Actions

  • Renovations

    We are currently completing a major renovation of the space, in order to make it even more dementia friendly, which has been done with extensive consultation, and will make every room of the day centre specifically geared towards people with dementia, among other service users.

  • Dementia Friends Champion

    We will train one member of staff or volunteer to become a Dementia Friends Champion, so that we can run information sessions in-house, and keep staff and volunteers up to date.

  • Passing It On

    We will tell other day centres and community organisations about the Dementia Friendly Community, in order to encourage increased membership and awareness.