GP Ministries

The Gospel Pentecostal, based in Luton, Bedfordshire in England, is a non-denominational Christian Church. The Gospel Pentecostal Ministries is a registered charity involved in Christian Ministry and activities, which enhance the social, economic and spiritual development of our members and our community. We envisage that Reconciliation & Restoration Centre will not only be a place of worship for the congregants but also a unique forum for artistic and musical expression. The Gospel Pentecostal Ministries hopes to see this historical landmark become an integral part of the local community. Our membership is multiracial and multicultural, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of Luton area. Our Vision at The Gospel Pentecostal Ministries (aka The GP Ministries) is that everyone has greatness in them and a God-ordained destiny. Our Mission is to reach out, bridge intergenerational gaps and extend the love of God to all irrespective of colour, race, background, social or educational status

Updated:
25 February 2014
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Other, Voluntary Sector
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?

The GP Ministries Church acts as a central focal point for many people living in the Runfold area of Luton.  We offer support, socialising and spirituality.  

We work in partnership with other faith groups in the wider Luton area, as a member of the Luton Council of Faiths.

We run several projects aimed at the local community and beyond.  The ‘Neighbours Together’ project is a local annual networking event organised by The Gospel Pentecostal Ministry, inviting residents in the area to get to know their neighbours in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We want our Church, its congregation and services to be as supportive and welcoming as possible to local people affected by dementia.

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

Staff and congregation’s lack of  understanding of dementia and its impact on those living with it and their carers

Not knowing where to signpost individuals

Limited time and resources

Member website

www.gpministries.com

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness amongst our staff and congregation

    We will hold 1 x Dementia Friends information session for staff and congregation in 2014

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness of dementia amongst local residents

    Include dementia information in our ‘Neighbours Together’ day in 2014

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Know where to send carers and people living with dementia for support

    Display dementia information leaflets on the Church premises

    Become a member of the Luton Dementia Action Alliance

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member