Darlington Town Rangers
Darlington Town Centre Rangers make sure the town centre is a cleaner, safer and more welcoming environment for visitors, shoppers and businesses. Feel free to stop any of the Darlington Town Centre Rangers to chat when you see them on the street. They will always be happy to answer any of your questions.
- 9 October 2015
- North East
- Local Alliances:
- Darlington Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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 plan to use our links with the many businesses situated throughout Darlington town centre to offer Dementia Friends sessions and over time ensure that many, if not all of the businesses operating within the vicinity have undergone a Dementia Friends session. This will help contribute towards the Darlington DAA's action of spreading awareness of dementia and creating a Dementia Friend Community.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The barriers we may face will be getting all the businesses on board as many may have time constraints against them. We also need to ensure we are keeping track of who we are contacting so that they can be linked up to joining the alliance.
Dementia Friends Champions
We hope to have all the Darlington Town Rangers become Dementia Friends Champions in order to effectively roll out Dementia Friends session across the city centre.
Run Dementia Friends sessions to high street businesses
We operate throughout the city centre of Darlington and we hope to use our connections and relationships with the various businesses to roll out Dementia Friends sessions for them. We would like every business in the city centre to have at least two employees who are Dementia Friends over the next year.
Helping to disseminate information
We will help to spread the word and assist the Darlington DAA through disseminating key pieces of information to our large contact base which will in turn spread awareness throughout the town.