Stroke Association (North Lincolnshire)
The Stroke Association is a charity in the United Kingdom. It works to prevent stroke, and to support everyone touched by stroke, fund research, and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors of all ages
- 25 June 2020
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- North Lincolnshire 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 part of our role we will identify and signpost or refer individuals to the relevant support and services to ensure people with dementia get the best possible support.
We will raise awareness of Dementia and help to reduce the associated stigma.
We will strive to ensure that our premises are dementia friendly and we will work closely with our local branch of the Alzheimers Society to provide facilities and services which will benefit their clients and carers.
We will publicise events among partner organisations and work towards dementia friendly communities.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The main challenge for the charity is long term funding.
The need for dementia training and awareness for staff and volunteers, and knowing about the services available to support people living with dementia.
Identifying the residents of North Lincolnshire who are living with Dementia but not accessing support and services.
All employees and volunteers will become Dementia Friends
Staff and volunteers are encouraged to attend dementia friends sessions to ensure a greater understanding of dementia and to have a greater understanding of the illness and how best to support.
- Being implemented
Promote dementia awareness with our service users, their carers, friends and family
Attend the Dementia Action Alliance meetings where possible to contribute to help make North Lincolnshire a dementia friendly place to live. Work in partnership with other Dementia Friendly organisations, health care professionals, the Alzheimer’s Society and local community groups to provide an environment where dementia sufferers and their carers can access support and advice.
To use dementia friendly locations for our service where possible
With guidance from the Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society and other Dementia Friendly organisations we will use(where possible) locations for our groups who are Dementia Friendly in order to reduce any barriers for people with dementia and their carers. If we find a location who is not Dementia Friendly we will share the dementia agenda.