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Coniston Community Association

Coniston Community Centre is a vibrant and friendly building at the heart of Patchway. You’ll experience a welcoming, friendly and helpful environment while using our centre. The community centre has great facilities including a café, the Wellbeing Centre, a wide variety of classes and activities, plus some low cost rooms to hire. The centre is open 7 days a week and can facilitate meetings, fitness & dance classes, parties, photoshoots, art groups, personal training sessions, performance rehearsals and so much more.

4 September 2020
South West
Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Communication, Community organisations, Health, Voluntary Sector, Businesses and shops, Hospitality, Other, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
South Gloucestershire 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?

As a Community Centre we aim to be inclusive to and encourage involvement for every member of the Community. We want everyone to feel as if they are not alone and are able to make an impact in their and others lives. This is particularly important for members with dementia, whether they feel daunted by their diagnosis or take it in their stride, we make everyone feel comfortable. By putting on specific events and groups, such as the Not Not Going Out Group, Friendship & Exercise Group and so on or making the building more dementia friendly with a clear poster board outside of every room saying what is going on inside the room on the day.

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

Sometimes we get to know people very well and we could see that they may benefit from extra help, but liaising with others can sometimes be a difficult, which is why we have joined the Dementia Action Alliance to break down those barriers, talk with and learn from one and other.

2. Actions

  • Awareness of being a dementia friendly site

    We will advertise further that we are a dementia friendly site and look into displaying this on our main entrance door. 


    2020 - Second Quarter Update

    We have liaised with other organisations, including care facilities encouraging people to attend our dementia friendly site. We have ascertained a door sticker that states we are welcoming to those with dentia as a dementia friendly site, which is on prominent display on our main entrance door.

  • Implementing dementia friendly picture signs throughout the Centre

    Although everything is labelled with words, we are looking into implementing picture stickers. For instance a phone, where a phone is available, toilets on the toilets etc.