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RotherFed believes that Rotherham needs strong, local communities to achieve its potential. We support communities in Rotherham Borough to grow and develop, working with them to build their sense of belonging, community pride and spirit. We work with and through grass roots community groups that are committed to bringing communities together, giving all communities a voice and creating local solutions to local issues. Over the next five years RotherFed’s work, will help build stronger, more capable communities, which can empower people to speak up and create their own solutions, New community-led groups will develop and our communities will be happier places to live and work. RotherFed and its network will offer strategic stakeholders effective access into communities to identify need and deliver change that works. All community groups and community members will use RotherFed’s network of members to access peer support and learn from each other, becoming more professional and better able to lead community change. In particular, more young, older and isolated people will become involved in community life and communities will work together to create shared solutions to Borough wide problems.

17 January 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
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?

The aim of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance is to create Dementia Friendly Communities across Rotherham.

Rotherfed is ideally placed to encourage as many community groups as possible to embrace the concept of Dementia Friendly Communities and increase knowledge about dementia and the support services available to people with Dementia and their families.

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

Ensuring this is kept on the agenda and that the concept and importance is embedded in the work we and others do in all areas of Rotherham.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Organise dementia awareness sessions for all staff members – encouraging as many members of staff to become dementia friends as possible

    Organise an additional dementia awareness session for other members of Rotherfed .

    Sessions will include an opportunity to become a dementia friend ,information about the concept of Dementia Action Alliances and the need to create dementia friendly communities.

    In addition the session will provide information about support services that exist in Rotherham

  • Promotion of the work of RDAA within the community

    Rotherfed will encourage the community groups( including youth groups) who are members to find out more about the work of RDAA and where appropriate become members of the alliance recognising the role they can play in creating dementia friendly communities.

  • Raising profile of RDAA in Media

    Rotherfed will assist in raising the profile of RDAA by using news letters and publications to raise public awareness of the work being done by the alliance and also follow the alliance on Face book and twitter to further raise the profile of the work being carried out and knowledge about dementia.