Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Established in 1995, Richmond Hill Elderly Action (RHEA) is a registered charity that provides a range of social opportunities and support services to people of retirement age. RHEA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all older people, their families and carers. We cover Richmond Hill, Cross Green, East End Park and parts of Osmondthorpe which are all in Leeds 9. We do however welcome people to our activities from all over Leeds.

6 August 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

Based in a fully accessible building, RHEA is the only community focal point in the area we serve which geographically is very poor. We will continue to promote access to all our activities and services to people with a dementia, their families and carers. This ensures we are removing any barriers to access. We will also now establish a monthly group specifically aimed at people with a progressed dementia who have more complex needs to enable them to live well. As a sign of our dedication we will promote the new group city wide and expand our capacity to welcome anyone whom the group and support offered would benefit.

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

Training more volunteers (who will be working with trained staff) in dementia awareness to ensure adequate physical and mental support to those that need it. Appropriate budget to be able to provide transport to those whom otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.

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2. Actions

  • Promote a new monthly group for people with a dementia, families and carers

    Establish the new group as planned and promote it city wide, not just in the area RHEA serves.

  • Increase awareness

    Continue to encourage people with a dementia to access all the activities and services that RHEA provides to promote inclusion, tackle stigma and raise awareness

  • Awareness training

    Expand on current provision by training more volunteers in dementia awareness to compliment the staff and volunteers who are already trained.