Altrincham Football Club Community Sports Company
Situated on Moss Lane, at the home of Altrincham Football Club, the Community Sports Company is a registered charity (No. 1154394), committed to delivering Community based functions and supporting a multi-use venue for sports, social and other community based functions.
- 19 January 2016
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Manchester Dementia Action Alliance , Trafford 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 are a sports based charity with a newly constructed community facility designed to host multi-purpose activities. We will endeavour to make contact with local dementia charity colleagues and investigate how we can work together to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Identifying suitable activities for people with dementia and their carers we can host. There may be physical access difficulties, cost pressures and rival demands for the facility’s use which will need to be addressed in an equitable manner.
Improve our Understanding of Dementia
We will arrange for all our Trustees, customer facing staff and volunteers to become Dementia Friends. This will help us to recognise symptoms of dementia and how potential issues faced by people with dementia can be resolved at the sports hall.
Raising Awareness of Dementia
We are a community based organisation and will encourage our extensive network of local contacts to become Dementia Friends and join the Dementia Action Alliance. We will display the Dementia Friendly logo in prominent positions in the sports hall and will encourage all connected with the charity to wear their Dementia Friends badges.
Hosting Dementia Service Activities
We will work with local providers of services to people with dementia and their carers to agree how our sports hall will be able to act as a host venue for their activities (e.g. singing, cafes, boccia, new age kurling etc).