Rotherham Leisure Centre
Rotherham Leisure Complex is easily accessible by foot from the town centre and has a pay and display car park on site with provision for disabled badge holders made at the front of the building. Car parking charges are applicable Monday to Friday between 8am until 3pm, blue badge holders and motorcycles are free. However, customers who visit the complex can get a full refund from reception once they have used the facilities. Only a 3 minute walk from the train station and bus stops it is easily accessible by public transport. Places for People Leisure manage leisure centres on behalf of Local Authority partners offering affordable activities to help you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We have recently become a social enterprise as a result of the acquisition by property management and development group Places for People, a not-for-dividend organisation. We provide swimming facilities, a well-equipped gym and a range of and workout classes and other activities
- 29 September 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
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
Dementia Friendly 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.