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Wyre Forest Leisure Centre/Places For People Leisure

Places for People Leisure manage leisure centres on behalf of Local Authority partners offering affordable activities to help you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The range of activities vary but all our Centres have customer service at the heart of what they do to ensure you have a fantastic experience on every visit.

10 April 2017
West Midlands
Health, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Community organisations, Schools, Children Young People and Students, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local DAA Members
Local Alliances:
Redditch and Bromsgrove Dementia Action Alliance, Worcestershire Dementia Action Alliance, Kidderminster 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?

There are two particular outcomes of the DAA that Wyre Forest Leisure Centre can focus on. No. 2 “I know that services are designed around me and my needs” and No. 6 “I have a sense of belonging and of being a part of family, community and civic life,” At Wyre Forest Leisure Centre we offer a range of different factilities and activities that can help those with Dementia such as the gym, pool or exercise classes. If someone requires assistance to use any facilities here we offer a carers scheme, which allows carers to use the facilities for free when accompanying a client. As part of the Safe Place Scheme all our staff are welcoming and helpful to anyone who feels unsure or unsafe. They will do what they can to either reassure someone or to get in touch with a friend or family member to come and be with those that need it. All staff have attended Dementia Friends workshops, so they understand what Dementia is and how it can affect people differently. With our group workout classes anyone is welcome to join in, get fit, create new friends and expand their social network.

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

Challenges we could face for helping deliver the outcomes are being able to reach out to those with Dementia and their families. Many cases are undiagnosed and those that are may live in isolation. There is no core curricula to go across all businesses within the leisure industry outlining what can be done to help those with Dementia.

2. Actions

  • All staff to become Dementia Friends

    Run regular Dementia Friends sessions so all new staff are updated.

    To update on site all staff induction docment to include that we are a dementia friendly site.


    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Reach out to the local community

    Reach out to local dementia charities and groups to find out what exists in the local area for people with dementia, and to publicise that our centre staff are Dementia Friends and we welcome anyone living with dementia. Invite people living with dementia to visit our centres and to see what opportunities we have available.


    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Awareness of what we have to offer

    Make groups aware of what we can offer as a centre to help those with Dementia live a full and happy life with family and to remain apart of the community.


    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member