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Dementia Havens

Dementia Havens is an awareness raising group based in Eccles, SALFORD. Our aim is to raise awareness in shops and businesses to enable people living with dementia, their carers and families to enjoy a more comfortable experience when they visit any business in Salford.

8 October 2015
North West
Communication, Health, Retail, Schools, Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Salford 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?

Our role in our community is to encourage shopkeepers and other businesses to be aware of the needs of peopel living with dementia when they enter their establishments. We do this by delivering a booklet for customer facing staff and ask that all staff read it. We return after a week and offer any establishment that has read the booklet and wants to help any customers with dementia a window sticker to show that they are dementia friendly.

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

Our main challenge is staff turnover and making sure that all new staff are encouraged to be dementia aware. We try to revisit shops on a fairly regular basis to ensure that the dementia friendly ethos is maintained.

Member website

none as yet

2. Actions

  • Raise Awareness In Local Towns

    We are visiting shops and businesses in Eccles and local towns to raise awareness for people living with dementia. 

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends

    We will deliver Dementia Friends sessions across the area to community groups, local citizens and organisations.

  • Support Salford Dementia Action Alliance

    Continue to support and promote the Salford Dementia Action Alliance by being active members.