The Salvation Army - Alton Corps

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity

Updated:
22 September 2014
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Faith Groups
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?

Our vision is 'to build a community where people of all ages are valued, cared for, supported and encouraged to play a full part in local life.'  This vision is grounded in our Christian beliefs.  The Salvation Army's response to human need is direct and uncomplicated.  Our burning desire is do something wherever we encounter vulnerable people who are facing loneliness, hardship,  abuse and family difficulties and comes from our passion for putting belief in to action. - Putting People First.

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

  • Ensuring that our services are accessible and inclusive to people with dementia and their carers.
  • Ensuring all our staff and volunteers are made dementia aware.
  • To continue to provide a safe, friendly environment for the services we provide.
  • To secure funding to allow us to continue to deliver services for people with dementia and their carers.

Member website

www.salvationarmy.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

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

    Status:
    Delivered

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Offer dementia friendly events/facilities

    Offer events/facilities that enable people living with dementia and their carers to be part of the community and continue to do daily and social activities.  We provide Sunday service, coffee mornings, lunches, friendship groups and music for pleasure concerts, open to all the community.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Supply signposting options to people with Dementia and their carers

    We are creating a booklet with details of information, support services and activities that local people with dementia and their carers will be able to access to promote their independence and well being.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Appoint a Hampshire Dementia Ambassador

    Sue Woollacott and Andrea Hart wish to become Ambassadors and promote awareness of dementia in the community and within the Salvation Army.  Due to caring responsibilities this will be a shared role.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Set up a peer support group for people with dementia and their carers

    We are currently investigating the local needs, what type of group and when best to provide it.  We are also networking with local carer and dementia support services.

    Status:
    Investigating

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Setting up a support service that can be accessed by people with dementia and their carers

    We are beginning a new drop in service provided weekly in the local Sainsbury's Cafe, where anyone can come and speak in confidence with the Major.  There might be a need for follow up conversations in more private surroundings.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member