Social adVentures work with local people to help them lead happier and healthier lives. We run a variety of courses and activities such as Gardening, Arts and Crafts, Strive for 5 (a course based on the principles of the 5 ways to wellbeing) and Archaeology. Our exercise classes are open to all levels of fitness and Yoga, Zumba and Lean N Green are three of our most popular. We also have dance and exercise classes available for people with a physical or learning disability.
- 23 April 2015
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Salford 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? Social adVentures are committed to working with those groups that may be harder to reach, we want people to feel included and have no limitations or restrictions because of age, ability or ill health.Along with the courses that we run there are also knitting groups and our Silver Social luncheon club. The idea behind this was to reach out to older residents in the area that were socially isolated. We are also setting up an activity programme for care homes and have planned Bi monthly luncheons that people from other care homes and residents in the area could attend. People with dementia would be able to interact with these groups in particular. The centre is also developing a programme of activities aimed specifically at those with dementia. These activities have been selected as they have a literature base which supports the use of these with people who have dementia. The centre is fully accessible to those with mobility issues.2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation? One challenge which may be faced is finding out what courses and activities people would like to attend. This could be difficult due to the stage of dementia a person may have. To overcome this, those who are interested in joining the program will be asked what activities they enjoy and these will be incorporated into the program. If a group activity was used these activities would have to be selected to make sure that they be suitable for all participants.
Dementia Friends Champions
Arrange for two members of Social adVentures staff team to attend training sessions
Consult with people with dementia and their carers
Consult and find out what activities people with dementia would like to attend in the community.
Develop luncheon club
Set up a regular luncheon club for people with dementia.
Dementia Wellbeing Programme
Set up a 10 week program of activities created for those who have dementia which will improve wellbeing