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Age Concern, Deal Centre for the Retired Ltd

We are a local Age Concern Centre offering: Day Care Dementia Day Care Social opportunities Outreach Dementia services Community Hot meal service Advocacy Information and Guidance for older people living in Deal and surrounding area. We are open seven days a week

9 October 2015
South East
Voluntary Sector, Care
Local Alliances:
Dover and Deal Dementia Action Alliance, Kent 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?

Age Concern Deal Centre for the Retired aims to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers by: Promoting awareness of the needs of people with dementia in our own organisation and train our own staff in effective communication and care of individuals with dementia Promoting awareness of the needs of people with dementia in our local community. Providing support, training and development for people and local businesses to learn more about dementia. Working with people with dementia and carers to provide day to day support and access to local dementia services and facilities Delivering 'Dementia Friends' training and promote public awareness, particularly for local shop owners, businesses and transport services. Being committed to preventative and supportive services to make later life better. Continuing to deliver and develop our specialist services for people with dementia Working with Deal High Street businesses, shop owners and taxi services as our pilot town towards creating Dementia Friendly Communities and Dementia Friendly Businesses Working with our local schools, introducing them to 'Dementia Friendly Communities' Developing local partnerships and a Dementia Forum across the Dover District

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

Limited resources and funding to support the development of Dementia Friendly High street in Deal. Dealing with stigma and the recognition for the need to support those living with dementia and their carers/families. encouraging businesses to become dementia friends by attending training despite limited working time to allow staff to attend training. Training not thought to be a high priority.

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