West Lindsey District Council
West Lindsey District Council is one of seven district councils in Lincolnshire. We serve a population of around 90,000 residents across a mainly rural landscape with some town settlements. The council has health and wellbeing of its residents as a corporate priority. One aim is to support local people to remain active and independent for as long as possible. We have chosen to focus efforts on supporting people who live with dementia within our communities and helping our communities to become dementia friendly.
- 31 January 2019
- East Midlands
- Local Authorities
- 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?
As a local authority we have a duty to support people within our community to lead active and fulfilling lives. We want to support those who are vulnerable by working in partnership with other agencies and organisations. West Lindsey is projected to have a significant rise in the number of people living with dementia over the forthcoming decades so we want to work with communities to help them be as prepared as they can. We also want to help people living with dementia to be active citizens within the district and local area and play an important part within our society.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The public sector is facing ever increasing pressures upon resources and this will be a particular challenge to delivering outcomes that make a tangible difference to our communities.
Dementia Friends Awareness
Offer Dementia Friends training to all frontline staff
Offer Dementia Friends training to all our elected council members
Have 2 staff/members trained as Dementia Champions
Look to influence key partners to join the West Lindsey Dementia Alliance Action (DAA) group
Investigagte opportunites to work with local partners to deliver sport activities for people with Dementia
Investigate into becoming a Demetia Friendly District Council, with dementia cross cutting our key functions, housing, leisure, and employment
2018 - Fourth Quarter Update
Dementia Friends Session has been scheudled for November 18 for frontline staff.
We have 1 Dementia Champion at WLDC who is delivering Dementia Friends Awarness Sessions.
Dementia friendly swimming piloted at Gainsborough Leisure Centre during July - Nov 18 with support of the Alzheimers Society. Learnings taken from the pilot to further develop WL's leisure offer.
Supporting Dementia Awarness Week by taking part in Alzheimers Society, short video to.
2018 - Fourth Quarter Update
The WLDAA wished to be recognised as a dementia friendly community, where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident to contribute to community life.
We have been though the recognition process, and as of 4th October we are now recognised as a community that is working towards becoming dementia friendly by the Alzheimer’s Society.