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Whitnash Town Council

Whitnash Town Council serves the residents of Whitnash. It has 15 Town Councillors, three Warwick district Councillors and one Warwickshire County Councillor.

Updated:
17 April 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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?

The Town Council is well placed to work with partners across the local community both in the Statutory, business and voluntary sector to assist with the needs of its residents and their families who live with Dementia on a daily basis.

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

Whitnash is a small Town Council with limited funding and staffing.

The town has agreed to try to become a Dementia friendly town but needs to find ways to do so that helps make a difference. This could only be achieved by awareness raising and working with partners.  

 

2. Actions

  • Awareness

    The Whitnash Town Council Dementia Champion to seek information on Dementia and the ways in can affect residents to inform articles to be published on the town councils web site and town magazine.

    The Dementia Champion has attended two different Dementia cafe sessions to talk to organisers and those attending

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    With support from a local resident who has Dementia we visited the Dementia cafe that is  held twice a week in Alcester. This has helped us to gain information and ideas for the Whitnash Dementia cafe.

    A visit to our cafe from two helpers from Alcester is planned for December so they can see what we do.

    A list of tips to help those living with Dementia was given at the Whitnash Dementia cafe and the Dementia champion for the town has submitted some of the tips for publication in the next Town magazine that goes to all households in Whitnash and on the web site.

    More tips will be included in editions next year. 

    The Whitnash Dementia Champion had contacted two organisations with multiple members to advice them of the work of the Dementia Action Alliance and how they can join .

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia policy into practice

    Appoint a Councillor to become a Dementia Champion and be a lead to raise awareness of Dementia with staff and fellow Councillors of the needs of residents and their families in Whitnash who live with Dementia.

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    The Dementia Champion for  WhitnashTown Council placed article in the Town's quarterly magazine on Dementia

    The Dementia Champion has arranged through Alzhimiers U.K for

    Training for Town Cllrs on Dementia to be delivered early 2016. 13 Cllrs and all four staff members attended

    Dementia Champion has spoked to member of Police Safer Neighbourhood team on ways of supporting vunerable suffers and their families 

    Local resident after awareness raised by Dementia champion arranged training for residents and has started with a local care home a monthly Dementia cafe for residents of the care home and their families and residents in the community and their families 

    Cllrs published pre and post information of the cafe and its launch 

    Dementia champion seeks funds for cafe to provide extra activities

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Buildings

    Whitnash Town Council will endeavour to make its buildings welcoming to those who live with dementia and will plan for this in its buildings now, and any new buildings it may occupy in the future.

    A new community hub is being planned and when plans are drawn up

    it will be welcoming to those living with Dementia. Expert advice will be sort to gain that information

    Status:
    Investigating

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member