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The Mustard Tree Cafe

The picturesque village of Hurworth is home to our community project. Set inside the Methodist Church we have created a cafe which we hope will be a hub for the local community.

28 January 2016
North East
Local Alliances:
North East Dementia Alliance, Darlington 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?

Improving staff awareness and understanding of dementia, thereby having a good customer service ethos and training for our staff.

By enabling people living with dementia to be part of the community and continue to hold social activities.

Have a willingness to respond to the individual’s needs and help/support them when we can and it is reasonable for us to do so.

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

Lack of knowledge amongst our staff/community

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    We will commit to our staff attending dementia awareness sessions in the store to raise their awareness around dementia. We will utilise these sessions to ensure our café is a dementia friendly as possible.

  • Hold regular Dementia Friendly sessions

    We will try to organise Dementia Friendly music sessions at the Cafe on a regular basis to engage those with Dementia and their carers living within the village to feel part of the community.

  • Environment

    We will ensure that the Café is as Dementia Friendly as possible by implementing some of the items from the ‘Dementia Friendly Environment Checklist’ where possible.