South Leeds Live at Home Scheme

We are a Neighbourhood Network Scheme working in Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet with people aged 55 and over. We run activities, trips and holidays etc to combat social isolation.

12 February 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
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?

Running events for people with dementia and their carers. Making our environment dementia friendly.  Assisting if necessary. People with dementia at all our activities and events.

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

To ensure new volunteers and staff receive dementia training. Ensuring our local community has an understanding of dementia. We are looking at our building and updating its layout and signage however we are aware of the financial constraints the church who owns the building has.

2. Actions

  • Improve understanding

    Staff and volunteers to attend dementia awareness sessions. We also attend Dementia Friendly Beeston and Holbeck meetings.

  • Singing sensations | Cafe

    We hold a monthly singing group (last Wednesday of the month) followed by cafe.

    Being implemented
  • Pot of tea dementia cafe

    Monthly (first Wednesday of every month) dementia cafe with entertainment. 

    Being implemented
  • Training for staff, volunteers and carers on dementia

    Carers of people living with dementia will be attending a two-session training offered by Carers Leeds in April. 

    Eight staff and volunteers will be attending CST training in May organised by Leeds Older People's Forum.