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Romford YMCA

We have been a presence in the Romford community since 1906, and on our present main site at Rush Green Road since 1969. Our work is designed to bring services to our community, through health, sports and exercise, housing with support for young people, children’s services and international work. We are a registered social landlord with a hostel housing 147 young people. We have a 75 station gym and studios which deliver over sixty classes each week and we work with a number of local schools to provide fitness activities. We also specialise in working with those with special needs, older people and families. Romford YMCA has a track record in working with hard to reach groups and in delivering community health in line with Public Health aims. These include cancer referral schemes, stroke recovery, aged 50 + programmes and working with excluded children.

Updated:
10 September 2015
Location:
London
Sectors:
Faith Groups, Housing Sector, 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?

We will work to raise awareness of dementia and its symptoms amongst our staff and volunteers .

We will ensure that people with dmentia and their carers are made welcome at our centre and are able to take part in our classes and activities and we will support staff and volunteers who are themselves living with dementia.

 

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

Training will need to be ongoing to ensure that new members of staff are trained and that all staff are kept up to date with new developments on dementia.

 

Member website

www.romfordymca.org

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of 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.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Activities which people with dementia can take part in.

    We welcome people with dementia at all our groups and activities therefore enabling them to be part of the community and continue to take part in daily and social activities. We will respond to an individual’s needs and help/ support them whenever we can and it is reasonable for us to do so.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Support staff and volunteers with dementia to continue working/volunteering

    If a volunteer or member of staff has a diagnosis of dementia we will support them to continue working or volunteering with us for as long as is possible thus enabling them to continue to feel a valued part of the community and to reduce isolation and loneliness.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member