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Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is the largest network of businesses in the South West-small, medium and large organisations who want to be better at business. We help you connect with other businesses, support your company's growth with our expertise and use our knowledge to help you succeed, all while campaigning on your behalf. We provide business support, events and training and unparalleled expertise in everything from access to grant funding to international trade.

Updated:
18 November 2021
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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 would be able to influence and support the work of other organisations by offering the free dementia friendly premises assessment conducted by Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council) for organisations 'workplace and through information sharing, this will be local and national as some of our members are national and local.

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

The challenges with the Chamber and the members is just the awareness of how to best deal with dementia in the workplace and staff that may be a career for someone with dementia. So we believe the actions we are putting in place will help with these challenges.

Member website

www.devonchamber.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Making the members of the Chamber aware of how they can become more dementia friendly.

    We will do this by spreading the word and sharing information from the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, through our newsletter and social media.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raising business awareness for the alliance.

    We will do this by offering all members a free dementia friendly premises assessment conducted by Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council) and suggestions for what they could put in place to be more dementia friendly.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raising staff awareness.

    We will do this by arranging a session with Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council) to inform staff of how to be more aware and supportive.

    Status:
    Planning