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Tassibee

Tassibee started in 1993 as a volunteer-led support group for isolated and socially excluded Asian women in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Over the last 22 years, we have developed into a locally respected organization that has developed and delivered a range of successful, innovative training, outreach and capacity building projects with a focus on building on the strengths and enabling change in the lives of Asian women in Rotherham. Tassibee focuses on the following core areas •Mental Health and Domestic Violence •Healthy Lifestyles •Capacity Building and Outreach •Developing the capacity of the organisation •Younger Women - Imagining Better Futures •Supporting the Elderly - reducing isolation •Women and Families An essential element of all of Tassibeeś work is Education & Training. By providing a supportive and culturally appropriate atmosphere, Asian women are able to enjoy learning and progress onto other work and learning opportunities. Tassibee estimates that upwards of 900 plus women are in contact with the project through one or more of its activities and this represents a significant proportion of all British Pakistani households in Rotherham. We always work to reach the more isolated, excluded women and especially those whose first language is Punjabi or Mirpuri and who may be at the first stage of gaining confidence of using English. In particular we work with first generation migrants, including women who have migrated recently following marriage and older dependents who have come to this country to join other family members. We also target women who may be particularly vulnerable, such as women who are carers, lone parents, have mental health problems, or at risk of domestic abuse or living in families where one or more member is affected by substance misuse. Our long-standing relationships with many partner organisations, alongside our religious and cultural credibility in the community, enable us to do this successfully.

Updated:
17 August 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Rotherham 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?

Tassibee is a community based organisation ,the work we do within the commuinity can help bring information about dementia into the lives of the people we engage with.

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

Ensuring greater knowledge about dementia as an illness may be challenging within the communities we work in as there is not a clear translation for the word dementia ,therefor bridging the language gao will contue to be an are of work that requires consideration and work.

Member website

http://tassibee.co.uk/

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    We have ensured that all staff employed by Tassibee have a good degree of knowledge about dementia and have attended the RMBC training sessions .                                                                                                                    They will cascade this knowledge to as many service users as possible

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Cascading of information

    Consideration will be given to how to disseminate knowledge about dementia to as many groups and mosques as possible

    Status:
    Planning
  • Engagment with Alzheimers Society

    We will positively engagement with the bilingual Dementia Support worker employed by Alzheimer’s Society in Rotherham whenever possible or appropriate  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Worried About Your Memory leaflet and Dementia Guide - Literature

    We will make use of the translated versions of the Worried About Your Memory leaflet, the Dementia Guide and the DVD were ever possible

    Status:
    Planning
  • Aim to help to increase diagnosis rates with in the BME Community of Rotherham

    We will encourage people who are worried about their memories to go to the Gp’s and where appropriate get a diagnosis of dementia  

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Aim to help to increase diagnosis rates with in the BME Community of Rotherham

    We will encourage people who are worried about their memories to go to the Gp’s and where appropriate get a diagnosis of dementia  

    Status:
    Being implemented