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North Lincolnshire Council Libraries

North Lincolnshire Library and Information Service offers a vibrant and innovative Library Service across the county. We have a network of 15 libraries, a mobile library and 24 hour online resources allowing customers to take advantage of a wide range of services. The Library and Information Service strives to be at the heart of the local community and improve lives for the residents of North Lincolnshire. We offer a safe, welcoming community space where customers can relax, socialise and learn. Books, e-books and talking books are available for loan and we offer free internet access and wi-fi in all libraries. Our libraries also provide a wide range of activities for all ages, including song, craft and story times, reading groups, newspaper chat sessions, Knit and Natter, Job Clubs and a trading card club. We have a strong focus on health and Wellbeing.

Updated:
22 September 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

North Lincolnshire Library and Information Service provide access to a wide range of valuable information and resources on dementia. We have strong partnerships with a variety of organisations who offer practical support and services to those living with dementia and their carers. We participate in outreach work to promote an ethos of living well with dementia and to promote our resources in relation to dementia to a wider audience within the community.

 

We aim for all library staff to be Dementia Friends and for libraries to be dementia friendly places where understanding and awareness of the condition is promoted. We aim to make our buildings more dementia friendly where possible identifying areas of improvement using the Dementia Friendly Environments checklist.

 

We participate in the Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme, holding collections of books and information at key library sites.

 

We offer opportunities for people living with dementia to interact with others through the Knit and Natter and Newschat groups. We work with the Museum Service to deliver reminiscence sessions within the libraries.

 

 

 

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

  • Financial constraints
  • Training staff who work on the frontline, allowing them time to undertake information sessions whilst libraries are open
  • Having the ability to balance commitments of this initiative alongside other projects

 

Member website

www.northlincs.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Information Sessions

    Staff will receive a Dementia Friends Information Session by a trained Dementia Friends Champion which will allow them to become a Dementia Friend. This will raise their awareness of the things they can do to improve experiences for people with dementia.

     

    The Library and Information Service will offer Dementia Friends Sessions within its buildings to members of the public and other organisations.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Books on Prescription for Dementia

    Books on Prescription in a national scheme run by The Reading Agency which aims to provide information and support to those living with dementia and their carers. The 25 titles have been selected based on the work of The Reading Agency along with dementia healthcare experts, people living with dementia and their carers. The titles on the Books on Prescription for dementia core list will be available at key library sites and information will be available across the library network.

     

    Sets of the books on the core list will also be provided to selected agencies such as Carer’s Support in the form of book deposits to allow their customers better access to the information.

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Dementia Friendly Environments

    We aim for our libraries to be friendly, non-threatening, easily accessible and welcoming places.

     

    We will complete a dementia friendly environment checklist at each site to establish what actions are required on a library by library basis.

     

    We will continue to research and work with partners to establish what is required to create dementia friendly environments within our libraries.

    Status:

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member