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Rotary Club, Fareham

We are an active mixed gender Rotary Club of around 45 members, with a full social and charitable calendar. Our weekly meetings feature guest speakers, group meetings, social planning and fund raising events. We provide a beach-side community facility, (The Wheelhouse),which is used by social and charity groups from the local area.

29 December 2014
Voluntary Sector
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?

Built by The Rotary Club of Fareham in 1991, the Wheelhouse is designed as a community meeting place for those with disabilities. It contains a fully equipped Kitchen Area, a Loop System and a toilet area designed to accommodate wheel chairs. The facility is maintained and decorated and furnished to a very high standard. It is available for hire by charitable and support groups and is heavily used throughout the year. Its bright atmosphere, particularly the brightly coloured chairs, and its beach location gives it huge appeal to those living with dementia

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


2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for members

    Encourage members to attend a dementia awareness raising session.
    Six have already attended a session run by Mandy Rowlands at the Wheelhouse

    Being implemented
  • Recognising signs of dementia within our Club

    To be alert and to react appropriately. To relieve members with dementia of any financial obligations to the Club and to create a category of Honorary Members.

    Being implemented
  • A service to those living with Dementia and their carers Description:

    To establish a series of Summer Saturday Morning socialising sessions at The Wheelhouse with activities, therapies and refreshments “by the seaside”. Engaging other agencies to enrich the programme. e.g Sainsburys staff providing refreshments, Music therapy sessions

    Being implemented
  • To be more informed on medical aspects of Dementia

    The medical profession is well represented in our Club and one member in particular is preparing an information session for members


    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member