Neighbourhood Action in Farnley, New Farnley & Moor Top

We are a Neighbourhood Network Scheme for older people in the LS12 area of Leeds, running a variety of regular groups and activities, including Gentle Exercise and Healthy Eating Groups, a Men’s Group, Zumba Gold classes, regular Coffee Mornings and Drop In’s and a weekly Dementia Support Group – “Friendly Fridays” and we also host a number of trips and outings and one off social events and activities, throughout the year. In addition to this we offer advice and support on a number of issues affecting older people today and undertake Home Visits & Assessments and Befriending matches.

Updated:
15 January 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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 currently run a weekly dementia support group – “Friendly Fridays”, where Service Users can enjoy a light lunch, take part in arts & crafts sessions and memory/ reminiscence sessions, listen to guest speakers and enjoy trips and other activities.
Our group is a safe and secure, friendly environment, which also affords families, friends and others with caring responsibilities, a few hours of respite, from their role.

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

Funding the group is an ongoing challenge as we receive no separate stand alone funding to keep it going.
Perception and attitudes and a lack of awareness from other members of the community can also be an issue at times

2. Actions

  • Secure ongoing Funding

    Our Manager and Team will continue to identify and submit relevant Funding Bids and Applications in order to keep the Friendly Fridays Group going.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raise awareness of the Group and its aims and purpose

    Invite interested parties, ie family and carers to attend/participate in a group. Continue to comprehensively network with other relevant professionals and partnership organisations, where possible. 

    Status:
    Implementation