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The Emerald Centre

We specialise in work with vulnerable elders. At present we run 2 luncheon groups, a walking groups and computer classes. As this work grows we have noticed that some of our participants have Dementia and we are looking at ways to support both sufferers and families. We do this by organising activities, and by providing a small outreach service that visits people in their homes offering support.

3 November 2014
East Midlands
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 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  organisation operates in Leicester with people coming to us from all over Leicestershire. Most of our client group are elderly/disabled and we want to improve peoples'  lives who live with dementia  by providing a wide range of activities and outreach services that support people with Dementia and families touched by this illness. We can also provide in-kind contributions including room hire, administrative support and refreshments.

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

As a charity we need to ensure we have the necessary resources to deliver quality programmes. We will actively seek funds to support people with dementia and their families. We are keen to work with partners who share our ethos and are willing to participate in any training programmes with staff and volunteers to ensure we have the capacity to increase our present work.          

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2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Our manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help

  • Deliver Activities for People with Dementia

    We will continue to deliver and try and increase a wide range of activities for people with Dementia to include reminiscing, singing, luncheon groups, walking.


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  • Provide outreach support to families of people who have to deal with Dementia

    Train a group of volunteers to go out into the community and support families with issues that arise as a result of a family member living with Dementia.



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  • Work with agencies so we can signpost people with Dementia to services that can help them. Early detection is essential for a bet

    Network with agencies that support people with dementia – e.g. doctors, Health visitors, Day Centres and community centres.



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