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Cherry Tree Community Association

The Cherry Tree Community Association's purpose is to work with the community to enable and facilitate the developments of projects and activities to meet local need. The Cherry tree Community Association is a local and well respected independent registered charity that was established in 1996, many local residents of all ages are disadvantaged and suffer varying degrees of poverty which can lead to soaring levels of debt, ill health and housing issues. People depend greatly upon the existence of the centre The advice service is to provide help, support and guidance on a broad range of personal, social and community issues. Last year alone the advice service helped over 1500 clients. The centre includes Tree Tops, an OFSTED inspected pre-school. Other activities include a women's group, a stroke club, a credit union savings club, residents activities and room hire. A Solicitor is available weekly. Volunteers play a major part in the running of the Cherry Tree Centre and the centres committee works continuously to fund raise.

Updated:
24 September 2015
Sectors:
Health, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
East Riding 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?

We will contribute to the National Dementia Declaration by tailoring our services to client needs. We will work with service providers, carers and other related agencies to ensure we can identify the specific needs of those with dementia or those caring for them.

We will ensure that we increase our dementia awareness and work with local organisations to ensure we support people with dementia to live their life to the fullest and assist them to build a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of their community.

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

As with many organisations, time and budget constraints are our biggest challenge to delivering for people with dementia.

Member website

www.cherrytreecentre.com

2. Actions

  • Increase our Dementia Awareness

    • We would like as many of our staff and volunteers as possible to undertake a face-to-face Dementia Friends session and we are in the process of organising this with the Alzheimer’s Society office local to us.
    • We will consider appointing a dementia champion as the ‘go to’ person for dementia information within our organisation.
    Status:
    Planning
  • Awareness Raising of Dementia to people outside of our organisation

    • We will display / distribute Alzheimer’s Society leaflets in our premises.
    • A number of older people attend use our services and we would like to be able to sensitively make them aware of services outside of our organisation
    Status:
    Planning
  • Publicity of the DAA and participation in DAA events

    • We will publicise the DAA and already have a DAA information poster displayed in the window of our premises.
    • We will help to recruit new members, where we can, to the DAA.
    • We will contribute to, and attend, DAA events where possible.
    • We would like to attend the steering group meetings providing these do not clash with our other work commitments.
    Status:
    Implementation, Planning