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Community Voice NE Lincolnshire

Community Voice exists to raise awareness of servces and any user issues within those services and works to promote solutions with users and service providers.

7 October 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
North East Lincolnshire 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?

Community Voice is a voluntary organsiation that is run by volunteers from the local community, their aim is to work on behalf of local service users who are vulnerable in some way by communicating service user experience to those providing health and wellbeing services in the area.

They attend regular stakeholder events and voice local concern. They ensure that local services information is available to all and they help to signpost people to suitable services within the area.

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

The challenges that Community Voice may face are that the organisation relies solely on volunteers and small amounts of funding.

Local service provision can sometimes clash with the real needs within the community and this can impact on proffesional partnerships.

2. Actions

  • Dementia information/ signposting to local services

    We will prominently display local services information and signpost to local services for those wanting to participate in activities for people living with dementia.

    We will have dementia and carers  literature prominently visible for our service users.

    Completed, Delivered, Delivery
  • Dementia Friends Sessions

    We will offer all of our staff team the opportunity to attend dementia friends sessions to increase their awareness of this disease.

    We will encourage staff to train as dementia Champions so that they can deliver information sessions within the community.

  • Awareness raising in the community

    We hold monthly awareness raising events in community settings across the area of NE Lincolnshire to ensure that all of the community , especially those living in more rural locations, can access information about living with dementia. We take information about local services that are aimed at people living with dementia and for carers as well.

    We attend larger networking events within our area on a regular basis and we work closely with the staff team from our local Alzheimer's Society and so we are aware of their services, we can then tell others in the community  about those services.

  • Display up to date information about dementia

    We will display relevant and up to date information about dementia for both local services and national organsiations.

    We will ensure that we talk to people about dementia and support them to get the relevant information for them.

    We will keep in contact with our local dementia services providers to keep up to date with information and services on offer.

  • Promote dementia awareness through our website

    We  have a website that local people use, we have information ranging from the local weather, to events that are happening and updates about information. People use our website for reasons other than to find out about dementia but because of this we are hopeful of spreading the word about this disease.