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Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA)

Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA) is a generic and non-faith based Asian organisation. HASWA caters for all sections of the local community, people of all ages and different backgrounds, with a specific emphasis on the isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable Asian individuals. HASWA provides social and welfare advice, education, healthy living, social and the cultural needs of the Asian community residing in Havering.

25 June 2014
East of England
Faith Groups, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Havering 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?

Enabling people living with dementia to be part of the community and continue to do daily and social activities. Promote Awareness of Dementia among our members.

Responding to the individual’s needs and offering support wherever possible.

Raise awareness of staff and volunteers.

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

Raising awareness and diagnosis rates in minority ethnic communities and addressing the stigma that is so often associated with it.

As a small charity we do not have funds and time to ensure all members of staff are fully trained and that the training is updated and developments maintained may be a challenge.

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2. Actions

  • We will promote awareness of Dementia and the needs of people with dementia within our organisation.

    We will link with partners to promote awareness of Dementia and the needs of people with dementia and their carers to our members.



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  • Encourage participation of people with memory loss or diagnosed with dementia in the life of the community.

    We will encourage people with dementia to continue attending our groups and will do all we can to ensure that they are able to be included in activities.



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  • Awareness raising for staff and volunteers.

    Work to ensure that staff and volunteers are aware of the symptoms of dementia and, as a result, are better equipped to provide the support and patience that people with memory loss need to complete everyday tasks. Incorporate dementia awareness into staff and volunteer induction and other relevant training programs. Host a dementia friends session for staff and volunteers.


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