Scarborough Library & Information Centre

We provide Library and Information services to all the community including people with dementia. We are committed to use our service network to help those living with dementia and enable them to stay at home and in their community, enjoying the best quality of life for longer.

13 November 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Scarborough 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?

We will continue to Improve staff awareness and understanding of dementia, and through this, enhance our service to those living with dementia. This builds on our already high levels of customer support and service ethos and training for our staff. By enabling people living with dementia to be part of the community and continue to do daily and social activities.

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

The challenges we face include letting those living with or caring for others know that we are Dementia Friendly.

We also face the time and financial constraints that the budget restrictions bring and we have to balance this initiative against others that we are committed to delivering.

2. Actions

  • Maintaining Dementia Awareness

    We will ensure all staff will maintain and develop their knowledge through attending Dementia Friends sessions and further training and information provision.

    Being implemented
  • Support Health and Wellbeing in the Community

    We will continue to develop reading initiatives in partnership with medical practitioners eg. the Dementia editions of ‘Reading Well’ and ‘Books on Prescription’

    Being implemented
  • Participation in National Campaigns

    We will work with local organisations to help promote and participate in major dementia campaigns, e.g. Dementia Awareness week and World Mental Health Day.


    Being implemented
  • Building Strong Partnerships with other caring organisations eg Carers resource and Carers support

    Continue to build stronmg relationships with organisations caring for people with dementia, e.g. Alzheimer's Society, Making Space, Carers Resource and Carers Support

    Being implemented
  • Our Physical Environment

    We will continue to provide and develop welcome and accessible spaces with equal provision for all, including people living with dementia and their carers.

    Being implemented