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Pinkney Grunwells - Bridlington

We are a law firm, dealing with Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Matrimonial, Childcare and Civil Litigation matters. We have four offices – Whitby, Scarborough, Hunmanby and Bridlington.

19 June 2015
Local Alliances:
East Riding 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?

By providing a more dementia friendly service to our clients throughout our offices and all departments. By becoming a dementia friendly employer and being supportive of staff who are affected by these issues.  We will do this by attending Dementia Friends Courses and ensuring that our staff are all more aware of the problems encountered by those living with Dementia and being able to help them have a more valuable experience when visiting our offices and using our services. 

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

Lack of understanding of the needs of those living with Dementia, and also the demands on their carers.  We would like to overcome this by arranging awareness sessions for our staff.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Our manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help.

    To undertake the training within our own organisation to ensure that all staff are Dementia aware and understand the needs of those living with Dementia and their carers.

  • Appoint main points of contact within our organisation

    To look at deciding which members of staff to undertake Champions training with a view to being the “go to” people within the firm for any issues on dementia and to provide Friends training to all current staff and new recruits

  • Encouragement

    To encourage other firms to be involved with the DAA and also individuals to help their own awareness.