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South Mitcham Community Association

We provide a healthy living centre in the heart of Phipps Bridge Estate offering a wealth of opportunities for leisure and learning, serving all families and individuals Borough-wide, especially those in areas of social and economic deprivation.

1 May 2020
Charity, Children Young People and Students, Hospitality, Local DAA Members, Recreation, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
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 will increase dementia awareness among staff, volunteers and service users, and improve specific ways we can include and support all people affected by dementia.

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

We are only funded for some part-time staff, and are mostly supported by volunteers.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    All staff members and volunteers will become dementia friends.

  • Increase Dementia Awareness

    We will increase awareness among staff and volunteers of the specific support needs that services users with dementia might have, such as guiding them or putting down carpet when the hall floor has been heavily buffed, or being aware that background music might need to be quieter or off.

  • Information

    We will display leaflets for the Merton Dementia Hub and local dementia services, and refer or signpost people when appropriate.