Holy Trinity Church, Dobcross
Holy Trinity Church is part of the Saddleworth team of Anglican churches. Our congregation consists of people of all ages from Dobcross and the surrounding villages.
- 7 October 2015
- North West
- Faith Groups
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 aim to widen our Christian Witness as a welcoming church. We want to make sure that all who come into our church, including those with dementia, are welcomed and valued, and are enabled to participate in the life of the church as fully as they wish.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
So that we know better how to support people living with dementia, we want to follow up an initial awareness session for members of the congregation with further sessions; this time for people in specific roles, e.g. the PCC and Sidespeople. We should be better equipped then to meet the challenges of providing an appropriate environment.
Action 1 - Implementation of Plans
Action 1 - Description: Having a named champion who is responsible for leading the implementation of the action plan within our organisation.
Hilary and Dermot Foster will take a lead on the implementation of the plan.
2015 - Third Quarter Update
Action 2 - Raise levels of awarenesss about dementia amongst lay members and the congregation.
Action 2 - Encourage all lay members and the congregation to watch the Dementia Friend film at www.dementiafriends.org.uk or attend a face to face Dementia friends session or alternative dementia awareness course.
Provide access to the Alzheimer's Society 'Customer Facing Staff Guide' and MHA, the Christian Council on Ageing and Faith in Elderly People, 'Growing Dementia Friendly Churches - A Practical Guide'
Action 3 - Understand how to make our church environment more dementia friendly and consider simple changes that could be made.
Action 3 - Carry out an environmental audit using the audit tool and where possible make reasonable adjustments to support people with dementia.
Action 4 - Contribute to the Dementia Friendly Communities campaign and dementia awareness raising.
Action 4 - Display the Dementia Friendly symbol and promote Dementia Friendliness in our own communications.
- Being implemented