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Morley Lions Club

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

18 August 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

The members of Morley & District Lions Club will use their existing local contacts, and develop new contacts – business, government and not-for-profit -  to encourage the local community served by the Club to become Dementia Friendly. 

The members will also identify best practice elsewhere – Rothwell, for example – and seek to learn from and replicate those practices in our community.

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

The need to increase awareness of the issues surrounding Dementia – what Dementia is and, more importantly, what it isn’t.

To encourage businesses and other organisations serving our community to appreciate the need for them to become Dementia Friendly and the benefits this can have for them as well as the community.

To encourage stakeholders in the local community to not only bring Dementia to the forefront of the agenda, but to keep it there and ensure that action is taken.       

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Clive Barwell, who is a Dementia Friend Champion, to deliver an information session to the members of Morley & District Lions Club and for them, in turn, to write their own action plans. 

  • Wider Dementia Friends Awareness

    Seek out other organisations who share the vision of Morley & District Lions for a local Dementia Friendly community and deliver Dementia Friends awareness to them in the first place.

  • Half Day Workshop

    Bring together, for a half-day workshop, all the interest parties identified in the initial stages to draw-up an agenda, a timetable for implementation and to elect a Steering Group to take the project forward .