Luton Adult Learning

Luton Adult Learning offers a wide ranging adult education programme across the Borough of Luton. Our courses assist adult learners to develop skills needed to improve their own opportunities, or to help individuals work within their communities to help create opportunities for all. Luton Adult Learning has working partnerships that support the Luton local agendas and provide community learning. For example, we work closely with: Luton Borough Council’s Community Development Team – Neighbourhood Governance and Participatory Budgeting initiatives Active Luton – Promoting fitness and well-being Luton Cultural Trust – Offering one-to-one learning – using the computer to support individual needs As lead partners in the Community Learning Trust for Luton, Luton Adult Learning also works with many community organisations to offer opportunities to deprived, disadvantaged and hard to reach groups.

Updated:
2 May 2017
Location:
East of England
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?

Luton Adult Learning will work with the Dementia Friends initiative to raise awareness of dementia and the National Dementia Declaration with our teachers and learners.  The National Dementia Declaration identifies 7 key outcomes,  2 of these align closely with Luton Adult Learning’s commitment to raise awareness across the borough of Luton:

 I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understoodI have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life

We will work to ensure that our teaching staff are informed about the Dementia Friends website and sessions so that they can disseminate information and support our learners, as well as learners recruited via partnerships, to promote engagement with the Dementia Friends initiative.

The Luton Adult Learning Dementia Awareness Workshop will be offered as a progression opportunity to those who have attended a Dementia Friends session and wish to know more.

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

Cascading information to all staff in the short timeframes available.

Costs associated with generation of promotional leaflets/flyers.

Member contacts

 

Member website

www.lutonacl.ac.uk

2. Actions

  • Information about Dementia Friends and the Friends/Champions sessions will be published on the Luton Adult Learning website at www.lutonacl.ac.uk

    A link to the Dementia Friends website and dates of Dementia Friends Sessions in Luton will be publicised on the Luton Adult Learning Website

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Learners attending courses will receive Dementia Friends Sessions publicity

    All teaching staff and learners will be directed to web sites relating to dementia awareness session and any publicity received from Dementia Friends about sessions and training

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Dementia Awareness will be nominated as the curriculum theme for the Summer term of 2017

    Each term Luton Adult Learning teachers plan to embed information around a common theme with their lessons.  During Summer 2017 tutors will be guided to dementia awareness websites and encouraged to use materials in their lessons raising awareness of Dementia

    we will also have a dementia display board to promote Dementia awearness to staff and our learners 

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Inforamtion and links posted on our website www.lutonacl.ac.uk

    information boards to provide information at both main delivery locations.  with directions to web sites -