Active Luton

Active Luton is a 'not for profit' sports and leisure trust operating a variety of sports and leisure facilities in Luton. It is also responsible for developing sport and has a key role helping to improve the health and well-being of residents within the local community. It currently operates 7 leisure and activity centres including Inspire: Luton Sports Village, Lewsey Sports Park, a golf course, athletics centre and an outdoor education facility. Its Key brands are Profiles Health & Fitness, Hydra Swim, Active Golf, Kidz Around, Active Education, Active Communities, Active Training & Development, plus Active Conferences & Events.

Updated:
25 January 2016
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Recreation, Health, Schools
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?

We are a third sector organisation run on behalf of the communities of Luton.  We aim to provide accessible and affordable opportunities in sport and physical activities  for all  people within our community, this includes those with dementia and their carers.

Our actions are centered around three of the National Dementia Declaration outcomes:

  1. I know that services are designed around me and my needs
  2. I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood
  3. I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life

We will educate our staff about dementia so that they can support and understand those who enter our buildings and use our services who are living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia

We will try to ensure that the facilities we operate and services we offer can be accessed by people living with dementia and their carers

We will offer some support to those who care for someone living with dementia

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

Having the time and resources to train the staff

Budgets are limited

Member website

www.activeluton.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Training and raising awareness of dementia throughout the organisation

    Active Luton has two members of staff trained as Dementia Champions both of which are active deliverying the Dementia Friends training within the organisation.

    All front line staff and the Senior Leadership team have recieved Dementia Friends Information sessions. 

    The training is now embedded into the training structure so all new staff attend as part of their induction.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Two members of staff are trained as Dementia Champions.

    Dementia Friends training is embedded into the training structure at Active Luton. All new staff attend as part of their induction.

    Sessions are avaliable monthly for other staff to attend.

  • Support carers to engage in the activities of the Trust

    Continue to promote The Council’s  ‘Leisure Discount Card’ Go for Less card, which provides FREE access to activities  for carers when they accompany the person they care for. Subsidised rates are avaliable if the carer would like to take part in activity also.

    Support young carers (some may be caring for a relative living with dementia) by delivering the ‘11 -18yrs Young Adult Carers Scheme’  funded via LBC.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Carers can attend our facilities free of charge to support the person they are caring for.

    If the carer would like to underatke in activity themselves when attending with the person they care for reduced rates apply.

    Young Adult Carers Project - entitles 11-18 year old  carers to a range of sports and Physical Activity for just £1 a time.

  • Support people living with dementia to engage in the activities of the Trust

    Now training is embedded staff are more able to support and recognise those that require additional support within the lesuire facilities.

    Working with partners to provide supported physical activity sessions for community groups catering for both Dementia and early onset Dementia to access fun and accessible activity.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Now training is embedded staff are more able to support and recognise those that require additional support within the lesuire facilities.

    Working with partners to provide supported physical activity sessions for community groups catering for both Dementia and early onset Dementia to access fun and accessible activity.