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Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community

• To raise awareness and understanding of those living with dementia in the Swanage area. • Create a safe and non-stigmatising community where people living with dementia and their families can live well. • Create an environment where carers, families and people living with dementia can seek appropriate help and support. • Raise funds for the continuation of the Admiral Nurse scheme within the Purbeck Area • Sharing best practice and understanding.

Updated:
4 June 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Health, Voluntary Sector, Local DAA Members, Charity, Community organisations, Care
Local Alliances:
Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community

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?

Raise Awareness of Dementia within the community Improving lives of those affected with dementia for carers and cared for and family members. To empower those with dementia to feel confident and participate in local activities Challenge stigma Promote awareness within the business and retail industries To provide safe havens To support a dementia specialist Admiral Nurse

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

All members of our orgainisation are volunteers; so working within time constraints Having sufficient funding to pay for printing costs etc

2. Actions

  • Set up Singing For Pleasure group

    Create a group accessible to those living with dementia and their carers. Run twice monthly on Thursday afternoons in local church hall with attached cafe for carers who do not want to join in but can meet with each other.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Making local businesses Dementia Friendly

    Awareness sessions with local businesses to encourage businesses to provide dementia friendly environment.

    Work with businesses to create their own  action plans

    Status:
    Planning