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Ballard and Shortall

Funeral Directors

5 October 2021
South East
Businesses and shops
Local Alliances:
East Grinstead 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?

Ballard and Shortall wish to help to raise awareness and provide services for those with family who have been affected by Dementia with care and compassion.  Helping to remove stigma around Dementia and allow grieving families to talk openly with trust that there is knowledge as to how the disease affected their loved one.  Listening to the family and being able to tailor services to their needs is vital.     

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

getting people to open up in the funeral director environment.   knowing  that you are delivering a service that is meeting the needs for all affected.   

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2. Actions

  • Support DAA Activity in East Grinstead and surrounding villages

    attend meetings and support local organisations and groups in raising awareness and fundaising if required  

  • Provide Dementia Friendly funerals

    Enable our families to feel confident when arranging a funeral involving a loved one living with dementia   

    Being implemented
  • To help make living with dementia socially acceptable and raise public awareness

    By talking about dementia with customers we are going to help raise awareness that the person in the street may need a little more sympathy and support than was realised. Raising awareness of dementia to help all of the community to live better while living with the disease.