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Springs Church

We are a Christian Church concerned with promoting health and well-being in the local community. We have several outreach projects working in Caistor and the surrounding villages. We are also a registered charity.

Updated:
3 February 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Faith Groups, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
West Lindsey 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 have 2 trained Dementia Champions and have delivered our first Dementia Friends session to 16 people from the local community including our own church. We aim to run more sessions in and around Caistor including the outlying villages; and to target local business. We are currently setting up regular café sessions for people living with dementia and their carers. We are aiming to run Dementia Friends sessions in the local schools to raise awareness and understanding among children and young people.

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

The main challenge is ensuring we engage with local people to encourage them to attend the dementia friends sessions. As far as working with local businesses, the challenge will be to get them to agree for us to attend their staff meetings.

Member website

www.springs-church.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Increase support for people living with dementia and their carers

    By raising awareness of the issues relating to dementia, we aim to see people living with dementia and their carers feel more included in the local community and in local shops etc...

    We are raising awareness through running Dementia Friends sessions and setting up  cafe style dementia support.

    Status:
    Being implemented