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Jesmond Community Forum

Jesmond Community Forum was established in 2004 to celebrate, promote and support the work of community, residents’ and voluntary groups in Jesmond. The forum provides an opportunity for groups to work together, offer mutual support, swap information, and monitor progress on issues of common interest. Issues discussed at bi-monthly open meetings have included · Obtaining publicity for events and activities; · Community Notice Boards; · Funding; · Meeting Rooms; · Organising meetings and events; · Liaison with the Council. Since 2005 the forum has coordinated annual Jesmond Community Festivals, drawing together a huge variety of events organised by member organisations into a single festival programme. Up to and including 2012, each festival has been more successful than its predecessor. Member organisations include most of the schools and churches in Jesmond, residents’ associations, choirs and music groups, sports organisations, and groups promoting the interests of young people and the elderly.

7 August 2015
North East
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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 will circulate information to member groups of Jesmond Community Forum and encourage them to support and become members of the alliance.

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

Some of the members groups may feel that they have little to offer due to the nature of their organisations so we will have to show them that everyone can be member through making small changes.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that each Jesmond Community Forum member attends a Dementia Friends session and cascades it down to their member groups.

  • Circulation of information

    We will ensure that all information regarding the Jesmond DAA is circulated to our member groups so that they are kept in the loop of what is happening within their community. This will also help to spread and raise awareness.

  • Gaining membership for the alliance

    We will encourage member groups of the forum to sign up to the Jesmond DAA and commit to working towards three actions that will make their business dementia friendly.