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Salford Community and Voluntary Services

Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.All of the organisations we support will have a wider accountability to the community and the public via a board of trustees or a membership and all profits will be reinvested in their social purpose.Our Board of Trustees includes representation from a cross section of local groups elected annually from our membership. Our Mission is: ‘Making a Difference in Salford’ Our Vision is: ‘A robust voluntary, community and social enterprise sector that meets the diverse needs and aspirations of the people of Salford’

Updated:
28 September 2015
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Care, Membership Organisations, Other
Local Alliances:
Salford 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?

 Salford Community and Voluntary Services provides support and development to charities, voluntary and community groups, Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies to make a positive contribution to the communities which they serve; ultimately improving the life opportunities of individual residents of Salford.

Salford Community and Voluntary Services believe its role in creating better outcomes for people affected by dementia are aligned to action 6 of the National Dementia Declaration:

‘I have a sense of belonging and being a valued part of family, community and civic life’. Salford Community and Voluntary Service encourage civic participation and through raising the awareness of our staff members, linkages with DAA members and local dementia services, we will strive to create a more supportive system for local groups engaged in improving outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers.

 We will continue to raise awareness amongst groups who consider their remit is not directly dementia related to ensure considerations are made by them of local people affected by the condition. 

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

The challenges relating to our organisation delivering the outcomes will be that of time and financial resources.    

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Nomination of a Dementia Champion who will cascade Dementia Friends sessions to colleagues and members of Salford Community and Voluntary Services

    Status:
    Completed

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    Salford CVS Chief Executive who is a  Dementia Friends Champion has now delivered Dementia friends sessions to all Salford CVS staff.

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    Salford CVS Chief Executive will undertake  Dementia Friends Champion training and delivered Dementia friends sessions to all Salford CVS staff and members.

  • Raise awareness of DAA

    Extend invitation to Salford Community and Voluntary Services’ members to join the DAA network by including DAA updates/case studies and information in Salford Community and Voluntary Services ebulletins and newsflashes

    Status:
    Completed

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    To date Salford CVS has encouraged 15 of its members to join the Dementia Action Alliance. Each of the groups are actively involved in the Salford Dementia Action Alliance meetings and events. In addition to having their own Dementia Champions and providing awareness raising to both staff and service users.

    Some of our member groups also provide dementia services directly to service users.

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    We have sent out regular articles and other related dementia information about events and encouraged our network members and groups to get involved.

  • Supporting Inclusion

    Provide support to Salford Community and Voluntary Services’ members who want to actively include people affected by dementia in their groups. Where support is needed signpost to the appropriate external services

    Status:
    Planning
  • Conduit role

    Encourage linkages and networking of Salford Community and Voluntary Services’ members who are interested in becoming more dementia friendly with DAA members.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    Salford CVS are leading on the implementation of a subgroup to create better dementia services in Salford. This will be accomplished by connecting Alliance members, the business community and Salford CVS members through networking activities.