As a Physical Activity Capacity Building Officer, it is my role to boost the provision of physical activity within community or voluntary groups, taking time to share the benefits of physical activity to all.
- 8 April 2021
- Local Alliances:
- Tendring 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?
Many of these groups will be older adults, so it is important that I understand the conditions that they may well be living with and the impact these conditions may have on them and their lives. I will therefore make sure that in any work I do with these groups, I only promote activities that are relevant and achievable to their members.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Sourcing a Dementia Friends session
To undertake a Dementia Friends session to improve my understanding and awareness of how I can best support a person who is affected by dementia.
SignpostingI am aware of and will keep up to date with organisations that can provide information, advice and support for people affected by dementia and I will signpost or refer any contact to those services where appropriate.
In part of my current role, I promote physical activity for older adults. The activities promoted are tailored to specific groups and any physical or cognitive impairment is considered when creating any activity event or programme.