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Hope Methodist Church Failsworth

Hope Methodist Church is part of the Manchester Circuit

14 December 2015
North West
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Oldham 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 wish to offer and support services providing opportunities for dementia sufferers and their carers and to support other organisations doing the same.

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

We lack the expertise and manpower at this point in time.

We plan to overcome these challenges by training our staff in the support of people with dementia, including our stewards and pastoral workers. Also to work in support of existing organisations such as Making Space.

2. Actions

  • Action 1 : Have relevant staff trained in dementia awareness.

    Description : Arrange for relevant people to undertake the Dementia Friends training and to investigate further training.


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Action 2

    Title : Provide stable facilities for existing groups to operate in and support those groups.

    Description: We are supporting Making Space in their work by welcoming them into the building at a reduced rate and by supporting and promoting their work with events such as coffee mornings.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Action 3

    Title : Observing and learning so that we can expand our facilities to provide further help.

    Description : There is considerable scope for growth in this area within the church. We hope to learn from partner groups such as Making Space and Age UK to help understand how we can use our resources most efficiently to help as many people as possible.

  • Helped Sister Church set up Dementia Group

    We are maintaining our previous work for the most part. Our own dementia support group is still going strong. We’ve also recently helped one of our sister churches get their dementia group going, and have introduced a carpet bowls group that is attended by our dementia friends. We are now planning to put clear information up in the entry way, indicating who is who in the church with a  short leaflet explaining our procedures for those who are new to the church.

    Delivered, Delivery
  • Dementia Faith Group

    We are now part of the Faith Group that meets every few weeks to see how we can make our churches dementia friendly.