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7 October 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

 Our services include enhancing the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers            

We would hope to increase the referral numbers of DWD from Gp’s and to be more knowledgeable about the difficulties a person with dementia may have.

In addition by working more closely with RDAA and Rotherham Alzheimer’s Society we would hope to cascade more knowledge about our services which would enable people to self-refer to some of the services.

By ensuring all our teams have Dementia Awareness knowledge we will be able to provide a dementia Friendly service.

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

 It will be vital to ensure all the teams have dementia awareness knowledge and embed the cascading of this knowledge in our training systems to ensure that is sustained  over time               

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    To organise the delivery of Dementia Awareness sessions, for all the staff groups.

    To embed dementia awareness training in the staff training provided.

    To have a number of Dementia Friends Champions to ensure that we are equipped to provide awareness sessions internally and sign new staff up as Dementia Friends. 

    To ensure that all staff are dementia friends and make use Dementia awareness videos  on the dementia friends website by registering as an organisation.

    To use the AZ society customer facing guide as a training tool using its content in our induction training.

    Being implemented
  • Physical Enviroments

    To work with the leisure centre management teams to keep dementia on the agenda and to consider dementia friendly physical environments / signage now and in the future.

  • Promotion Of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

    To work with RDAA and promote the concept of dementia friendly to as many organisation’s as possible, ensuring the team have knowledge about the working done by the alliances to encourage promotion