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Contact the Elderly

Type of organisation: charity - Organised monthly tea parties for over 75s living alone

Updated:
27 July 2016
Location:
South West
Local Alliances:
Patchway Dementia Action Alliance , South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

Q1 What barriers do people with dementia or their carers face when using your service?

A. The barriers are ability to attend - remember that they are being collected, take part actively in conversation.

Q2 What roles could your organisation play in delivering the aims of our mission statement?

A. Educating volunteers about dementia awareness so they know ho wto support, raising confidence and understanding - what training approp? Awareness raising, support, working with referrers to support applications from suitable people ?

Q3 What barriers does your organisation face to playing the role you described in question 2?

A. The barriers are time, finance, willingness of volunteers.

2. Actions

  • Dementia awareness

    Send out communication on dementia to volunteer coordinators to share especially those that cover Patchway Area. Look at training.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Make as many of our volunteers helping out with our tea party programme "Dementia friends"

    Provide opportunities for volunteers to attend a Dementia friends session and raise awareness of what it's like living with dementia 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Have a member of Staff trained as a Dementia Champion

    Sign up a member of staff at Contact the Elderly to be trained as a Dementia champion to then train other staff with Dementia friends session and new volunteers as they join. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Champion the Dementia friends programme

    Promote the Dementia friends programme to other organisations and volunteers we come into contact with through our work

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Champion the Dementia friends programme

    Promote the Dementia friends programme to other organisations and volunteers we come into contact with through our work

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member