Community Action Fareham
Community Action Fareham is a local charity that exists to work with others to improve quality of life. We support local charities and community groups with information, training and resources. We operate the Volunteer Centre to engage people into volunteering. We do this by running promotions, advertising volunteering opportunities and giving guidance about volunteering. We also run community services such as Dial-a-Ride, Home Helps, Shopmobility, Voluntary Car Scheme, Gardening Service. An important role is to work with other organisations including public authorities and commercial organisations to involve them and encourage employers to volunteer or engage in growing community and encouraging collaboration with others for community benefit.
- 24 April 2014
- South East
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?
Being a charity focussed on helping people in our communities, we will check our own level of understanding of our employees and volunteers of dementia. We will work with others to help develop or improve community services.
We will look at ways of promoting understanding of dementia so that more voluntary organisations can be clear about improving outcomes for people with dementia.
We will include dementia in our plans to form a Health Forum in Fareham and Gosport; this will link to the local CCG and Health and Well-Being Board.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Having sufficient time and funding to undertake the work.
To form a Health Forum and ensure that dementia is regularly referred to
To bring together the local health orientated groups so that they understand dementia better. Then to ensure that dementia is included in matters discussed as appropriate with CCG
2014 1stQ update -new member
Promote to our contacts in the local authority
To raise the programme at formal meetings with our funders, to promote ideas to the lead and to liaise so that a Local Authority plan can be put in place and support the programme generally.
Improve the Skills of the Dementia Care Workforce
We will improve the skills of the dementia care workforce by developing and delivering high quality education programmes to staff across a range of dementia care settings and through the use of our approved trainer scheme.
Promote dementia awareness to member organisations
Description: include the dementia awareness in communications with the 140 member organisations and other voluntary organisations through newsletters and e-news. To work with local area coordinator to improve understanding of dementia among voluntary organisations.