Epping Forest District Council
The district council is now based in Epping, roughly in the centre of the district. Its offices were previously located in Loughton. Since 2002, when the ward boundaries were reorganised, the district has had 58 Councillors representing 32 wards. Each ward is represented by one, two or three Councillors, depending on the ward's population, so that each Councillor represents a roughly equal proportion of the district's electorate. Epping Forest District Council services include: • Housing • Street cleansing • Waste collection and recycling • Community health and wellbeing • Museum, heritage and culture • Planning applications for homes and business • Voter registration • Benefit administration • Council tax and business rate collection • Environmental Health
- 20 January 2021
- East of England
- Local Alliances:
- Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance (EFDAA)
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?
Epping Forest District Council's role is to support the Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance and to deliver its Action Plan to help improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
To ensure that all staff and departments are involved in delivering a more dementia friendly service and that opportunities are actioned to understand more about dementia and to participate in activities and training wherever possible.
To ensure the Chair and Deputy Chair of Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance are supported and that an election process is carried out when required
To ensure there is always an active Chair and Deputy Chair of the EFDAA and that meetings are scheduled regularly, are well planned with an agenda and that minutes are recorded and sent to all members.
- Being implemented, Delivery
Provide support for new and existing members when producing and updating action plans.
To be well versed with the DAA website and ensure all members are updating action plans when necessary. Support to be provided for both new and existing members.
To co-ordinate Dementia Friends sessions for staff, volunteers and Councillors at Epping Forest District Council.
To work with local Dementia Friends Champions to offer Dementia Friends Information Sessions to staff, volunteers and Councillors.
Encourage suitable individuals to complete the Dementia Friends Champions Inductions to build this network and develop more ambassadors within the community. (A newly created online induction should be ready by March 2021)
- Being implemented, Planning
Work closely with the Alzheimer’s Society ensuring strong links with the Pan Essex DAA
Ensure there is always a representative at the Pan Essex DAA meetings to keep up to date with discussions and focus county wide.
Maintain links with the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator, North East & West Essex.
Work collaboratively to enhance support services for people with dementia and their carers
Collaborate with other local organisations to work in partnership including creating a programme of events for people with dementia and their carers and sharing best practice
- Delivery, Planning
Create Dementia Friendly Venues within the council
Work with staff at both the Limes Centre and Epping Forest District Museum to create dementia friendly venues.
- Planning, Investigating