Winchester Business Improvement District (BID)

Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) is funded by 873 businesses within Winchester city centre, whom each pay a 1.5% levy based on their rateable value another five years. The businesses have voted to invest collectively in delivering local improvements to ensure the city remains a vibrant business community; is an attractive, clean and safe destination for customers and clients, shoppers and staff, residents and visitors; a profitable place in which to do business.

Updated:
5 August 2014
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Membership Organisations
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?

As a membership organisation, supporting local businesses, we are in a position to promote this initiative to our members to encourage them to sign up to the HDAA.

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

There are no obvious challengers as we regularly communicate with our members.

Member website

www.winchester.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure staff, especially all customer facing staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Support / encourage businesses to sign up to HDAA

    Promote HDAA to businesses via e-newsletter and social media platforms.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly awareness event

    Organise a Dementia Friendly awareness event for businesses.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    Review premises to look at ways the environment could be more dementia  friendly and make changes where appropriate/possible e.g. signage/lighting.

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Offer Board Room in the Business Centre free of charge

    Where possible and with prior agreement, make the Board Room available free of charge for HDAA activity.

    Status:
    Being implemented