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Health and Wellbeing Group -Twyford Village Partnership

This group is committed to improving the health and wellbeing in the community of Twyford and District. We organise events for the community to ensure that everybody is regularly involved in functions and events that lead to a more fulfilled and healthy life. We strive to overcome social isolation in all parts of the community regardless of age race or gender.

8 October 2015
South East
Care, Faith Groups, Health, Medical, Recreation, Schools, Voluntary Sector, Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Wokingham Borough DAA

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?

Increase awareness in the community of Dementia Create an awareness of what the DAA stands for Involve more of the community in awareness activities Promote the Friends of Dementia concept with the public Introduce carers to the Friends of Dementia Improve shopping experiences in the village Educate people on how to deal with difficult situations involving people with dementia

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

Indifference by members of the community Time constraints and pressure preventing people from becoming involved Effective communication

2. Actions

  • Support Wokingham Borough DAA

    To promote DAA steering group actions at Health and Wellbeing meetings.

    To review and update status of actions at regular meetings.

  • Create, drive and promote Twyford as a Dementia Friendly village through the Twyford Village Partnership (TVP)

    To introduce the DAA to Twyford Business Partnership (TVP) meetings.

    To involve the TVP group chairman in activities.

  • Encourage interest in the community becoming dementia friendly through regular activities by the Health and Wellbeing Group

    Encourage local communities to sign up to the alliance by targeting the following identified sectors: Retailers, Service Providers, Public Services and Community services.

    Encourage businesses to become Dementia Friendly and to display signage to that effect.