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BCB Radio (Bradford Community Broadcasting)

BCB106.6fm is the community radio station for Bradford. We broadcast a wide range of speech and music programmes, made by and for the communities of Bradford, reflecting the diversity in the city. We provide training and support for local groups and individuals to become volunteer broadcasters, giving a voice to those who have least access to the media. We use the radio to provide accessible and appropriate information about local organisations, opportunities, events and issues affecting Bradford, encouraging people to engage and participate in Bradford life.

Updated:
11 December 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Communication, Other, Voluntary Sector, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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 can use the radio to broadcast regular information to raise awareness of dementia in general. We can also include people with dementia or their carers, giving opportunity for those voices and experience to be heard in the media. We can provide radio training for anyone who is interested in producing a regular programme or series of radio features around dementia – or as a creative leisure activity.

As an organisation it would be good to have support on how to best support any of our volunteers with dementia so that they can continue to be active in BCB.

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

Not really any major challenges. We would need to identify people who would be interested in being on the radio to talk about dementia, or their own experiences of dealing with dementia, either as a carer or as sufferer. Also we will need to ensure that we create the appropriate mechanisms internally to ensure that we pass on the information to all key staff and volunteers so that we can implement these outcomes throughout the organisation.

Member website

www.bcbradio.co.uk

2. Actions

  • dementia Awareness for all staff.

    All staff and Key volunteers to attend Dementia Awareness sessions.   

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Support volunteers who have a diagnosis of dementia.

    Support volunteers to continue to broadcast for as long as possible should they develop dementia. This would be achieved by encouraging dialogue, ensuring broadcasting is well planned and structured, and by using team broadcasting.

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Support staff / volunteers who are caring for somebody with dementia.

    Description:  Ensure employment policy and review procedures for leave / emergency time off.    

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Ensure environment is Dementia Friendly

    Review current signage / environment. Make changes where necessary.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness of dementia via Broadcasts

    BCB will include regular information / interviews / Outside Broadcasts and discussions about dementia, at least once a month, in appropriate programmes e.g. Afternoon Stretch, Drive, Senior Moments, Here we Are, Bradford Spice, Equity Show, to reach as many different communities across Bradford as possible.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Support Local Dementia initiatives

    Promote local specialist events such as during Dementia Awareness week to raise awareness.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member