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New Forest & District Sailability

New Forest & District Sailability provides sailing for people with all kinds of disability.

8 September 2015
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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 provide an outdoor, sports activity in a controlled environment. This offers the experience of being on the water, in breezes that stimulate the senses and prompt a variety of responses.  

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

We need to develop an understanding of the difficulties people living with dementia may encounter, along with their carers, and to disseminate this across our large, rotating volunteer cadre.  

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware

    Being implemented
  • Communication

    We need to draw on our knowledge as Dementia Friends to develop ways of communicating / connecting  well with those sailors who are living with dementia, ensuring positive, happy experiences, particularly when on the water.  

  • Environment

    Identify environmental issues that may concern people such as noise and movement        and seek to find solutions, for example avoiding going into the Clubhouse and having a table in a         quiet spot away from the terrace.


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