Cornerstones Methodist Church, Chester Le Street
Cornerstones centre is part of the Methodist Church in Chester le Street and was opened in September 2010 after a two year build programme costing around £1m funded by a combination of grants and local fund raising. Cornerstones represents a permanent commitment by the whole Church to reach out and become more involved in the life of the community in Chester le Street and for the community to share in the broader life of the Church.
- 13 August 2015
- Faith Groups, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- North East Dementia Alliance, County Durham 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?
Continue to support the Alzheimers Society with Singing for the Brain and involving those in the community with Dementia and their carer’s in a range of events that we hold.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
As for any voluntary organisation there are the constant pressures of time and of competing claims on resources.
Singing for the Brain
We will continue to host ‘Singing for the Brain’ within our centre on a weekly basis
We will continue to ensure all our staff/volunteers are Dementia Friends so they are best equipped to deal with members of the community that are living with Dementia.
Dementia Information and Signposting
We will ensure we have up to date information and leaflets on our Notice board for those who need it as well as signposting to local services