Age UK Exeter
Age UK Exeter works to improve later life for everyone in Exeter by providing life enhancing services and vital support.
- 14 August 2015
- South West
- Care, Communication, Voluntary Sector, Health
- Local Alliances:
- Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)
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?
We have a public access building that we are striving to make dementia friendly. All our staff and volunteers will receive training in supporting and helping people with dementia. We have specific services that are tailor-made for people recently diagnosed with dementia.
Action 1 - for all staff and volunteers to have an understanding of dementia and how we can help people both in-house and in the community.
We will arrange for all new staff and volunteers to attend a mandatory training session as part of their new role, which will cover dementia awareness.
Existing staff and volunteers - we will arrange with Service Co-ordinators to deliver specific relevant training to their staff and volunteer teams throughout the coming year.
Action 2 - to act on the building audit that was commissioned, to ensure the premises are dementia friendly. This will include adapting our signage, our literature and our facilities as much as possible to ensure everywhere and everything is dementia friendly.
Action 3 - to encourage as many new members of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) as possible. Also to provide information and promote and attend any relevant training sessions we, or the EDAA, out on.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We have a space issue re: bookings. To deliver training to everybody that requires it may take some time.