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Cafe West Healthy Living Centre

We are a voluntary organisation which provides all types of services for all ages and work with many different organisations, for example Royds, Incommunities, Dixon’s Allerton Academy, Councillors and many more. We have Healthy eating classes, Gentle exercise, Weight Management groups, Luncheon clubs, Computer classes, Art class, senior cooking class, street dance, Ju Jitsu, Wellbeing Cafe and many more. We have a cafe “The Hub” in which we offer fresh food on a daily basis. We are here to support and help those that are in need and welcome all with open arms. We also have a variety of young and old volunteer’s.

17 August 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Bradford District Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

For too long, people affected by dementia have not been listened to or steer away from the fact they have Dementia, but this is changing dramatically. By setting up a wellbeing cafe we are helping to take action. Locally, people are sharing their experience and expertise to challenge perceptions of dementia and improve health and social care services as well as the person with Dementia. It is only by listening to and working in partnership with people with dementia and family Carers also other organisations that we can build dementia friendly services that empower and support People to live well with dementia. In order to truly listen to and act upon the views and experience of people with dementia and Family carers we need to understand the factors that support good involvement and the Barriers that can prevent people’s voices from being heard.           

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

The problem we are having at the moment is reaching out to people with Dementia and their carer’s, but we will be working with Age UK befriending services with the help of sign posting people.     

We will do more outreach (door to door) in our area, also send out flyers to local Hospitals, GP’s and any other health care organisation.



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2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Session

    All our staff and management attend  Dementia Friends sessions.


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  • Supporting Volunteers

    Raising awareness to all of our volunteers in how to deal with people living with dementia.    

    Being implemented

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  • Provide Support and guidance.

    Manager and staff will provide a wellbeing cafe once a month.    

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  • Creating a Dementia Friendly environment.

     We have made positive changes to our environment, including the introduction of clear signage to enable people living with dementia to more easily navigate the building.

    Being implemented

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