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Churches Together in Plymouth (CTiP)

CTiP is a network of all the Churches and Christian Ministries in the city of Plymouth (including Plystock and Plympton). We seek to provide a strategic approach in connecting the 120 churches and 60 Ministries to the needs of the city. We share information around the network and hold various events, conferences and networking opportunities in Plymouth.

Updated:
7 October 2015
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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?

CTiP is a network organisation that acts as a gateway to Christian faith communities in Plymouth. We seek to develop a strategic approach to enable Churches and Christian Ministries to appreciate the needs of those living with dementia, their families and carers – becoming more dementia aware.

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

Increasing the awareness of Dementia among Church leaders.

Gaining the participation of them and their churches.

Member website

www.ctip.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Facilitating dementia awareness in Plymouth Churches.

    Supply every church with a Dementia Awareness Poster detailing support available.

    Create an area on the CTiP website to share Dementia information.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Encourage Dementia Friends and Dementia Champions in every church.

    -         Use Church networks to disseminate information about Dementia Friends sessions

    -         Deliver sessions for Dementia Friends - seeking to encourage participants in every church.

    -         Encourage some Dementia Friends to go on to train as Dementia Champions.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Investigate training in Memory Cafe expertise for those delivering care to the elderly.

    -         Aim to facilitate more in depth training and resourcing in Memory Cafe materials for delivery through Luncheon clubs and similar provisions for elderly people.

    -         Aim to upskill those involved in Care Home Chaplaincy as Dementia Friends and in Memory Cafe materials.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping