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ADAB (Asian Development Association of Bury)

Adab’s objectives are to : Engage and support people from BME/new and emerging communities and provide them with the confidence, knowledge and skills to be able to access services, become healthier, become more active in the community and move into education, training or employment and improve community cohesion between different communities. A key priority is health and wellbeing, particularly mental health and dementia – to raise awareness and understanding of these within the BME community particularly the South Asian community in Bury.

Updated:
7 October 2015
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bury 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?

We are committed to improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers as outlined in the 7 outcomes. The wider BME and South Asian community need better awareness and understanding of dementia, what it means; what support is available to individuals and carers; how to access services before reaching crisis point. Our role is to have a continued awareness program in the community and to support individuals to have choice and control over decisions affecting them and enable them to access appropriate services. Our role is also to work with partners to ensure that services and treatment are culturally appropriate and relevant.

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

Challenges are many from the community perspective – stigma and fear around dementia; lack of knowledge and understanding of dementia; language and cultural barriers stopping some people accessing services and support including going to the GP; lack of understanding from GP and health professionals about different cultures, lack of trust from community that they will be taken seriously; also what services available and how to access them.

Member contacts

Safina Rashid
Mental Health & Dementia Coordinator
Safina.rashid@adab.org.uk

Member website

www.adab.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Awareness raising

    Run publicity programme of events/workshops for the BME community

    Status:
    Delivery, Implementation
  • Dementia Friends

    Staff and volunteers to become dementia friends

    Status:
    Planning
  • Memory Testing

    Providing opportunities for memory testing using Cantab Mobile to BME community

    Status:
    Delivery, Implementation
  • Dementia Friendly environment

    Work towards making our organisation and BME community venues dementia friendly using checklist list

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Signposting and information

    Signposting to appropriate services using Bury Dementia Guide

    Status:
    Delivery, Implementation
  • Dementia Action Alliance

    Become involved and attend DAA quarterly meetings

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness Week

    Get involved and/or organise events for BME community

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friends

    Staff and volunteers to become dementia friends

    Status:
    Planning