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Christ the King Battyeford

Christ the King is a part of the Church of England and serves the Parish of Battyeford in Mirfield. Its primary function is to provide a worship space and pastoral care to the local community. But we do a lot more than this and have community facilities available for the use of local residents.

23 August 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Faith Groups, Voluntary Sector, Care, Hospitality, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Kirklees 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?

As well as providing a place of worship we have community facilities. These facilities are used by a variety of different organisations and groups. We run a weekly lunch group for elderly people and their carers, a drop in group, a crafts group, different social activities throughout the year and numerous other things. All of which are dementia friendly and disability friendly and can be accessed easily. We have two community rooms available for use. One which can accommodate 80 people and another 25. We have 4 toilets one which is a disabled toilet.

We have held a Dementia Awareness evening in order to become more aware of the needs of those with dementia.

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

Our main problem is to overcome people’s perceptions. We have some outstanding facilities which are kept clean and presentable and are used by groups etc.  People maybe put off accessing and using our facilities because they are part of the church building and accessed by one main door into the entrance lobby             

2. Actions

  • Volunteer Training – Dementia Awareness

    Hold an annual training update for volunteers and for those who are interested in learning more about dementia.Link with identified local Dementia Champion to deliver dementia friends as appropriate.  

  • Raise awareness and advertise our facilities and activities more widely

    Use the Dementia Care Network, KDAA and associated partners to make people more aware of the activities and groups we can offer and the support we can give to the general community including people living with dementia, their carers and families.

  • Carers Support Group

    Identify gaps in provision and research the need in the local area using the support network of KDAA to set up and deliver a carers support group.