Kingsley Centre is the hub for a rural community in East Hampshire, - providing a Village shop, Post Office, Coffee shop and hiring facilities. The Organisation supports disabled people to provide these essential services. In addition we organise inclusive activities for and with the local community, including a weekly Coffee morning and fortnightly Lunch club. We also facilitate a Reminiscence Group which recently published “Memories of Kingsley school 1935 -1953.”
- 5 August 2014
- South East
- Health, Care, Communication, Recreation, Voluntary Sector, Retail
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire 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?
To increase awareness and understanding of dementia among Centre staff and users.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The Centre employs a high percentage of part time staff and also works with volunteers and supported volunteers to deliver its services. To bring all staff and volunteers together to deliver training will be a challenge. It is planned to deliver the training during a monthly staff meeting and then cascade the information down to other staff and volunteers.
I feel that the other outcomes are ones that are already happening ie Lunch club or which can be achieved within the time frame.
The Centre employs a high percentage of part time staff and also works with volunteers and supported volunteers to deliver its services. To bring all staff and volunteers together to deliver training will be a challenge.
It is planned to deliver the training during a monthly staff meeting and then cascade the information down to other staff and volunteers.
Dementia awareness raising session
Ensure staff, especially all customer facing staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session.
- Being implemented
2014 - Second Quarter Update
Embed the concept of “Dementia friendly” within the business
To review current policies and staff training to ensure that an awareness of dementia is included.
Offer dementia friendly events/facilities
To ensure that current activities such as Coffee morning, Lunch Club and Reminiscence Teas, which could benefit people with dementia and their carers, are well publicised and to investigate other social activities.
Supply signposting options to people with Dementia
Work with DFC to make information available at the Centre.
Offer venue at reduced rates
The Centre has various sized meeting rooms and facilities available to hire. These could be made available at a reduced rate, as already happens with some regular user groups. The Kingsley Organisation is itself a charity.