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Rotherham Access Group

We campaign for equal access, both to premises and services for people of all disabilities, both able-bodied and disabled. We have worked together with Rotherham Borough council, NHS Rotherham Foundation Trust, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, to name but a few. We advise local businesses and organisations on access issues. We also routinely review planning applications of all public buildings, including shops, community centres, and other public facilities. We represent people with all disabilities, including physical, visual, learning, and hearing issues including autism, etc.

Updated:
7 October 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

Representing people of all abilities, joining the Dementia Alliance only adds to our remit of campaigning for equal access, both to premises and services for everyone.  Through our role in working with all local public and private organisations, we can hopefully make the environment we all live in, a bit more easily accessible to people with dementia and their families/carers.              

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

While many, many people in our society are directly or indirectly affected by Dementia, very few of us have any in-depth knowledge of this condition.  Therein lies our challenge.  As an organisation, we will have to make consistent effort to gain as much knowledge of dementia as possible, to better achieve our organisational goal – working towards making a fairer and more equal society.

             

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Ensuring that the members of the group have attended a  Dementia Awareness Session and become Dementia Friends  

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Enviroments

    Gain knowledge of the effects of dementia on people and  the  need for environmental  restructuring when considering  building alterations ,planning or new projects ,town centre planning.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Co working with RMBC and RDAA

    Acknowledge the need for Dementia based environmental improvements when requests sent in by other buildings and organizations that are working with the Dementia Action Alliance in Rotherham.  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Person with Dementia and Carer being represented as a member of the Access Group

    Recuite representative of dementia as a member of the group – with help from Kathryn Rawling RDAA Co-ordinator

    Status:
    Planning
  • Cascading and promoting the concept of RDAA

    To pass the concept of  Dementia Action Alliance to other organisations and departments.

    Status:
    Being implemented