Soroptimist International (East Grinstead)
Soroptimist International is a global woman's voluntary service organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. Project work is at the heart of what we do, aiming to educate, empower and enable women and girls to reach their own individual and collective potential.
- 20 April 2022
- South East
- 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?
SIEG works in the community of East Grinstead and surrounding villages to offer services advocacy and educational support to local organisations. SIEG is well placed in terms of its reach local knowledge and internal expertise to be an active participant within the EGDFC
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
the group meet regularly so can review the projects and work and effectiveness easily and make changes as needed. The SIEG are keen to learn more about how to relate and communicate better with those with Dementia who are using their services.
run coffee mornings for those with dementia
we have introduced a twice monthly drop in coffee morning at dunnings pub and chequer mead for those who are isolated, have mental health issues, and those living with dementia along with their carers. This is delivered in partnership with Being Neighbourly
support the DAW blue trail
we have helped co -ordinate knitters and crocheters to provide forget me nots for the dress the town in blue for DAW. This is an ongoing committment to continue to support this trail.
Hold Dementia Friends sessions
for awareness and to create more Dementia Friends we would like to hold a session and repeat when needed.