TOKKO

TOKKO opened in June 2013 bringing together young people from across Luton in a world-class £4.5 million youth venue conceived from needs identified by young people. It was designed, developed and run with young people as a forum and offers a range of positive and exciting activities aimed at stretching primarily 13-19 (up to 25 with a disability) year olds’ imaginations and extending ambition and potential. Tokko boasts youth membership and provides a safe place where young people can access a range of facilities, leisure activities and support services.

Updated:
2 June 2016
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Membership Organisations, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Luton 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?

Our main focus is on Action Point 6 of the National Dementia Declaration: I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life.  To achieve this we will ask the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Dementia Friends Information session to our young people (aged 13-19 years) enabling them to have a better understanding of what is dementia and culminating in a visit by people with dementia, their carers and others with a knowledge of dementia.  We will also, plan to incorporate the Dementia Friends programme into our youth volunteering offer. 

The outcomes for the young people will be that they will be able to empathise with both those with dementia and their carers so that they can see beyond the label of the illness to the person and that they will be better able to identify the symptoms of dementia and be more confident in helping a person with dementia.  The outcome for people living with dementia and their carers will be better intergenerational cooperation and a feeling of inclusion in the wider community

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

Ensuring there are enough young people who want to attend the Dementia Friend’s information sessions. 

Another major challenge will be facilitating the understanding of dementia amongst our young people, helping them to understand that dementia is a whole community issue and not only confined to older people so that they become fully engaged with the aims of the Local Dementia Action Alliance and TOKKO’s volunteering programme.

Member contacts

www.tokko.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of dementia with Tokko’s young people

    Invite the Alzheimer’s Society to Deliver the Dementia Friends information session to 25 young people by March 2014.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Establish Tokko’s youth volunteers as Dementia Friends

    • By March 2014, develop a volunteering programme that includes Dementia Friends
    • The revised volunteering programme to be ratified by the Board of Trustees
    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Tokko youth will help to raise awareness around dementia with other young people in Luton

    • By end December 2014, 2 young people to attend Dementia Champion’s training
    • To attend other Youth forums in Luton and deliver the Dementia Friends information session
    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Establish Tokko’s youth volunteers as Dementia Friends

    • By March 2014, develop a volunteering programme that includes Dementia Friends
    • The revised volunteering programme to be ratified by the Board of Trustees
    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member