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Involve Community Services

Involve exists to support the Voluntary and Community Sector across Bracknell Forest and Wokingham Borough. We offer development support, sourcing and providing of training, funding advice and guidance and we are the Volunteer Centre in Bracknell Forest. In addition to this; we are an advocate for the sector, a communication channel and we connect local businesses to local community groups. Involve runs a Supported Volunteering programme, enabling people with additional needs to access volunteering across the Borough as well as supporting groups to host volunteers that may have additional needs and we run a Befriending and Community Choices Service. Linking up volunteers to isolated individuals across Bracknell Forest – volunteers act as befrienders as well as proactively encouraging people to engage more with their local community.

Updated:
18 September 2020
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector, Care, Communication, Faith Groups, Membership Organisations
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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?

Involve supports the local community and charities and would encourage and promote Dementia awareness to these groups and people. We would give a clear message around inclusion and value, promote and co-facilitate relevant training for groups and individuals to learn more and understand better issues surrounding Dementia and would absolutely support anyone we worked with/ came into contact with who may be suffering from Dementia in some way, either directly themselves, or a member of their family or a friend.

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

We work with many groups in many different ways, many of whom will come with a broad spectrum of knowledge of Dementia. It will be difficult to reach everyone, but we will continue to promote the message/ raise awareness.

Member website

www.involve.community

2. Actions

  • Offer and promote dementia awareness training to voluntary and community groups and charities and support the DAA to make this training well attended.

    Training will be promoted/made available for all charities and communities groups across the borough to raise awareness of Dementia and increase groups/charities knowledge of Dementia. This will be achieved through provision of or signposting to existing training, promoting it and encouraging people to attend.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Offer and promote dementia awareness training to all volunteers in the borough and support the DAA to make this training well attended.

    As the volunteer centre for Bracknell Forest we endeavour to link people up with appropriate volunteering opportunities across the borough – in addition to this, we are here to provide training for the volunteers of Bracknell Forest. We will provide and/or promote any training taking place locally to volunteers regarding Dementia.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Promote the work of the DAA, Alzheimer’s Society and other similar groups already supporting people with Dementia.

    We will proactively promote and raise awareness of events, training, calls out for help/volunteers by any of the different charities and community groups within Bracknell Forest and the surrounding areas that are supporting/ working with people with Dementia.

    This will be done through our website, newsletter and social media portals.

     

     

     

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member action.