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St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle

At St Mary’s we are a people of prayer, learning and growing in faith together. Our vision is to be a caring and welcoming church family who reach out with the love of God into our local community and the world.

20 January 2015
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?

We try to provide a caring place to support those with dementia and their families. We want to welcome all.

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

Our challenge would be our congregation accepting and understanding how to help anyone who comes to our church with dementia. We have members already trained, and people who have a friend with dementia, are ready and able but our congregation is varied.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session

  • Safe environment for socialising and refreshments for people living with dementia

    Using our New Room/Tea Room to support those with dementia or their families. We need to make certain the room is suitable and the staff of the Tea Room have had training.

    Planning, Being implemented, Delivered
  • Supporting people with dementia and become friends

    Having people in the Church who have the skills to support those affected by dementia.

    Planning, Being implemented, Delivered
  • Ongoing support and friendship to carers of those with dementia

    We don’t want to just be there for the person with dementia but also to support the families and helpers of those with dementia.

    Planning, Being implemented, Delivered

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member