Middleton Elderly Aid

Middleton Elderly Aid works with the over 60’s living in their own homes. Our aims are to promote independence through a range of activities and services. We identify and address social isolation and promote safety and security. Our activities include coffee mornings, luncheon clubs, where people receive an affordable warm meal and socialise with others. There are a variety of activity clubs running throughout the week to encourage members to learn new skills and meet new people. We also offer benefits advice, assisting with completing forms and help in liaising with other agencies. We offer a free handyman service, bi-monthly newsletters and monthly assisted trips and outings. Middleton Elderly Aid offers a free befriending and home visit scheme. To help address the depravation in our area Middleton Elderly Aid provides a community charity shop providing affordable clothing for all. We are very conscious of the need to reduce landfill and all items that are donated that are not sold in our shop are recycled through other organisations. Membership to our charity is free and all our members are encouraged to attend our AGM, ask questions and pass comments. All members are encouraged to call in to our drop in centre at any time to discuss issues, concerns or ideas that they may have.

Updated:
5 February 2018
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
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?

Middleton Elderly Aid runs a social centre for older people living in the community five days per week, we offer a warm lunch every day, and run the following clubs,

  • Jigsaw Club
  • Model club
  • Walking Stick Making
  • Jam Making
  • Knitting and Crochet
  • Craft Group
  • Dance Group
  • Baking Club
  • Terrarium and seasonal gift making
  • Trips and outings 
  • Five-day annual holiday each year

We employ two outreach workers and carry out home visits and make referrals to other agencies.

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

Recruiting volunteers and keeping all our staff and volunteers updated on resources and training on social and health issues affecting older people .

2. Actions

  • New resources

    Our Project Coordinator to keep updated with the new resources for members with a Dementia diagnosis.

    Status:
    Case study, Delivery, Implementation
  • Training

    Project Coordinator to ensure all volunteers and staff are up to date with their Dementia  Training.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Social Media

    Keeping people aware of dementia through our facebook and twitter accounts 

    Status:
    Delivery