Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster is a church within the Diocese of Salisbury, and is sited within the heart of town of Wimborne having many links with the local comunity.

5 April 2018
South West
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community

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 will act on the recommendations of the recent Faithworks Wessex audit to adopt changes to the building to present a more dementia-friendly environment, as well as a welcoming approach.

We are planning to provide a dementia-friendly church service in liason with other local churches.

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

We are a listed historic building, but we benefit from the full commitment of our clergy and church council to modifying the building as far as allowed.

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2. Actions

  • Our aim is to adopt those recommendations in the recent audit, to provide dementia friends training for our staff and lay helpers

    Adopt audit recommendations, provide dementia friends training to supplement dementia awareness training already given and arrange a dementia friendly service in conjunction with other local churches.

    The person named is a member of the Steering Group for the Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community

    Being implemented