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Gillingham Library

Supply of books, resources and community events in a variety of accessible formats. Special collections of books and resources available for those living with or caring for someone with dementia, access to resources available on-line, at home or in a special “deposit collection”

26 August 2015
South East
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Medway 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?

Supply of “books on prescription” collection, specifically for those living with or caring for someone with dementia or other memory loss. Other suitable books and resources available on request, in large print or audio format. Home library service for those living with or caring for someone with dementia regardless of age range of personal circumstances

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

Finding enough volunteers to help provide the home library service, low level of awareness of the range of resources and services available through the libraries and hubs.

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of resources available to carers and those living with dementia.

    Visit local Alzheimer’s society peer group cafes.

  • Raise awareness of resources available to medical personnel supporting those living with dementia

    Arrange delivery of appropriate publicity for the “books on prescription” dementia collection to Medway Older Adult Mental Health Services, to be given to patients after their diagnosis.

  • Raise awareness of resources and space available at libraries and hubs.

    Arrange event to show library space and resources including book collections available to suitable other members of the public, partner organisations.