Alton Methodist Church
Alton Methodist Church provides regular acts of public worship; offers pastoral care and support, promotes the Christian faith and engages with the wider community
- 28 July 2015
- Voluntary Sector, Care
- 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?
We seek to be a dementia friendly church, providing help and support to our worshiping community as well as to all within the town of Alton and its surrounding villages. We seek to ensure that the issues around Dementia are regularly discussed and are part of the on-going public debate
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We need to ensure that we ourselves are sensitive to the needs of those with Dementia (and their families and carers) and to commit ourselves to regular and on-going training.
Improve our understanding of Dementia
We will ensure that those within our church community, (especially those who hold positions of responsibility/have face to face contact with the wider community) attend a dementia awareness raising session.
- Being implemented
Provide a dementia friendly environment
We will review our premises to look at ways in which the environment could be made more dementia friendly
- Being implemented, Planning
Appoint a Dementia Champion
We will nominate an individual to be our Dementia Champion for the church to ensure that we continue to keep the issue on the agenda and continue to strive for best practice.
- Being implemented
Offer dementia friendly events
To ensure that our events enable those living with dementia to be included and feel part of the community
- Planning, Delivered
2015 - Third Quarter Update