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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust

The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust works alongside Rotherham United Football Club to bring a better standard of living to various groups across the borough of Rotherham Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is a community development programme that works across the borough of Rotherham in deprived areas with different communities and age groups, delivering under the three main themes of the Football League Trust of Education, Health & Wellbeing and Sport & Community Development

10 June 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
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?

We will be providing activities such as walking football, seated exercise boccia and kurling. The activities will be a mixture of low key physical activity and socialising.                                                                          The sessions will be funded for 3 years and our goal is to ensure self-sustainability over this period.                                                                 In addition to these activities we will also provide one off events/trips and help raise awareness of dementia over the 3 year period.

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

  • Attracting new people to the groups
  • Ensuring the facilities are Dementia friendly
  • Ensuring the staff facilitating know how to interact/manage and understand dementia

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure RUCST staff are dementia friends and key facilitators have had some dementia awareness training

  • Dementia Awareness Traing

    Ensure RUCST staff are dementia friends and key facilitators have had some dementia awareness training

  • Services avaliable for people with Dementia

    Raise awareness of what RUCST offer for people with dementia in Rotherham

  • Involvement with Alzhiemers Society

    Continue to support/visit dementia groups across  Rotherham                  - Memory Cafes                                                                                                  Delivering services and promoting the commuity sessions avaliable

  • Sign posting a Discemination of information

    Use the information provided by RDAA to sighpost service users to the support services avaliable .                                                                       Ensure staff are aware of the support services availiable

    Promotion materials/posters

  • Use of Dementia Friendly signage

    Use temporary Signage in venues we are using when delivering services for peole with Dementia .In line with guidance from RDAA

  • Use of Social Media

    We will use the football clubs social media sites to raise awareness of services and issues linked to dementia and events