Friendship Group Aspull

Our aim is to create a safe and welcoming place for people living with dementia and their carers, so that they have the opportunity to chat and take part in a range of activities whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with a range of biscuit and cake.

29 October 2015
North West
Care, Faith Groups, Hospitality, Recreation, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Wigan 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?

1) People with dementia and their carers will be offered a choice of activities to participate in, should they wish to.

2) We are learning to accomodate teh needs of dementia sufferers adn their carers via an Awareness Session and to treat them with dignity and respect at all times.

3) Our aim is to give appropriate support, and encourage independence so that they don't feel a burden to us or to society.  Also that dementia sufferers and their carers can find support and access.

4) As a brand new group we will be organising information and advice for dementia patients and their carers that will be of benefit to them.

5) Our aim is to listen to dementia clients and carers alike, to have their views considered and to support and sustain relationships within our group and with the volunteers.

6) As a church our aim has always been to be community based.  Building on this we will provide a sense of belonging and of being valued within the community.

7) As a group of volunteers we will make it our business to keep up with research into dementia!

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

Get to know and understand dementia by having such as Dementia Awareness Course, becoming Dementia Friends.  Encouraging our congregation to become dementia friendly.

Our initial challenge is getting to know people as they enter into our environment and learning how we can support them.

2. Actions

  • To encourage our members, volunteers & general congregation to become Dementia Friends.

    We have had training awareness session for our members on Tuesday 17th. September 2015.  For those who were unable to attend we wil find further sessions in Wigan and arrange for them to attend.


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • We will commit to take part in local DAA

    We will attend meetings where possible