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Cornerstone (Hythe United Reformed Church)

Church with various community projects and community foyer open daily

21 July 2015
Faith Groups, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

Promote Dementia Awareness

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


2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    To provide dementia friend training for all Elders, Team leaders and other significant leaders of organizations

    Being implemented
  • Support local Dementia Action Group

    Through our Families Matter project, to provide support to the local Dementia Awareness Group

    Being implemented
  • Promote Dementia Awareness

    To offer regular ongoing ‘dementia friends’ training to the wider church family of all ages.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Church Services

    To raise the profile of dementia through Sunday worship on an annual basis

  • Provide spiritual support

    To encourage additional spiritual nurture for people with dementia, including through our week day opportunities at Cornerstone, in care homes and in peoples homes

  • Embed dementia awareness within our church

    To discuss other implications of Dementia Awareness for the life of our church via the Leadership Team and Pastoral Team (In consultation with the Prayer Team and Familes Matter). Also   for dementia awareness to be further considered by our Safeguarding officer in the context of our care for vulnerable adults

  • Dementia Friendly literature

    To make available literature at all levels of the church which highlights good practice in other places

  • Support Carers

    To identify those within the Church family who are caring for a person with dementia and offer appropriate pastoral care to them


    2015 - Second Quarter Update

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