Chase Leisure Centre

Chase Leisure Centre is a community leisure centre. With facilities including 3 swimming pools, 8 court sports hall, indoor bowling green, dance studio. 18 hole golf course and 114 station gym.

28 November 2017
West Midlands
Local Alliances:
Cannock Chase 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?

Chase Leisure Centre offers a wide variety of activities for people to be active within a safe environment and still have an active role within their community.

We are able to offer opportunities for people living with dementia and their carers to participate in physical activity that suits their needs and to be active together. Also supporting carers to maintain an active healthy lifestyle to support their wellbeing in what can be a stressful time.

Chase Leisure Centre has a state of the art sensory room, which can be used to support people living with dementia to manage anxiety and agitation. As a key community venue Chase Leisure Centre can play an important role in raising awareness of dementia in Cannock by informing staff and customers of the DAA and Dementia Friends initiative.

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

Challenges that face Chase Leisure Centre are the fact it is a community venue, there are uncontrollable busy times. The centre would not be able to offer exclusive sessions within these times particularly suited to people living with dementia, however would be able to signpost people to times that would more suit their needs. Further to this staffing can be a challenge as in centre times staff many not be available to offer one-to-one support.

2. Actions

  • Front line staff attend Dementia Awareness session

    To increase understanding within the staff and ensure that relevant members of staff can fully support people living with dementia and their carers to use the facility.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    Sessions have been delviered to new staff and staff who have not yet recieved dementia friends session.

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Sessions have been delivered to front line staff.

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    Sessions have been delivered to management team.

  • Look at envionmental checklist and implement changes

    Look through the dementia friendly environmental checklist and survey the centre identifying ways the enviroment can become more dementia friendly; make reasonable adjustments.

    Initial Scoping

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Scheduled refurbishments are taken place the Dementia Friendly environmental checklist is looked at and options considered.
  • Support people living with dementia to be active

    When planning and delivering activities within the centre, we will ensure that people living with dementia are considered and consulted. Supporting access to the centre by offering a concessionary rate to carers.


    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Delivered CBT and Physcial Activity session for people living with mild to moderate dmentia.