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Achieving for Children

Achieving for Children (AfC) is a Community Interest Company set up and jointly owned by Richmond and Kingston Councils. We deliver the full range of children’s services on behalf of our owning Councils, including social care, early help and education services.

Updated:
18 November 2015
Location:
London
Local Alliances:
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 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 see our role as helping to raise awareness and improve understanding of dementia among children, young people and their families in Richmond and Kingston. We can do this by:• raising awareness among our own staff, who work directly with children and young people;• facilitating awareness among schools and other organisations working with young people; and• brokering intergenerational working and volunteering opportunities among young people.

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

 

lack of knowledge about dementia among our staff, who focus on delivering services for children and young people; shrinking resources, due to year on year reductions in our budgets; and potential lack of interest among schools.  

2. Actions

  • Help to raise dementia awareness among schools in Kingston and Richmond.

    We will use our existing relationships with schools to raise dementia awareness among young people in Richmond and Kingston. 

    Status:
    Investigating

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Communications

    Use our communications tools (e.g. website; weekly e-briefing to all schools in Kingston and Richmond; Community Interest Company annual report) to promote dementia awareness. 

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Encourage young people to volunteer to help people with dementia

    To promote the work of the DAA with our Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme and Youth Service leads.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member