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St Johns Day Centre

St Johns Day Centre aims to combat isolation and promote general health and well being in elderly people. We open Wednesdays and Fridays, our clientele are aged 60 plus and we accommodate people of all needs including mental health problems,dementia and immobility. Our clients receive breakfast, a two course home cooked lunch and afternoon tea and cakes/biscuits. We provide entertainment in the mornings and afternoons and also have several trips out of the centre every year. Along with supporting our clients we also support carers and family members by sign posting them to various organisations etc which may be of help to them and always welcome them to join us for any parties we may have or even just to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat. Our care extends out of the centre where we visit any clients that are no longer able to attend, visit clients in hospital etc when they are off for a prolonged period of time and stay in touch with family members and carers.

Updated:
25 February 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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?

Our organisation can help to support people with dementia and families/ carers by upskilling volunteers so that they have a good knowledge of dementia which will benefit the volunteers and also improve the experience of the service users. We will aim to reduce stigma associated with the disease by offering a series of talks and by ‘dementia friends’ awareness sessions.  Carers and families will be encouraged to seek help and support by being sign posted to relevant organisations and by us also, offering a place to seek information and to offer emotional support when needed. Additionally, I would like to work alongside other like minded communities and organisations to raise awareness of dementia and encourage other people to get involved.     

 We have recently held a dementia friends awareness session for our volunteers, this means we now have nine dementia friends and one champion. Through staff training we aim to raise awareness of dementia to everyone who visits or uses our service.We aim to deliver further awareness sessions in our establishment and offer them to the wider community.We will look at ways in which we can make our building more dementia friendly.

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

I do not feel we will be particularly challenged as we aim to keep our focus simple and straightforward and will not require funding of any sort.

 

             

2. Actions

  • Community Action

    To take this knowledge into the community and raise awareness. 

     

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Upskill volunteers

         We will educate our volunteers and encourage them to attend further training.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Support for carers and family members

    We will offer support and information to carers and families of our clients. We will sign post them to relevant organisations.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Health and Wellbeing

    We will promote health and well being to our clients who are living with dementia. We will do this by ensuring they are happy and confident in our establishment, that they always receive dignity and respect and that they are able to enjoy entertainments and activities that cater for their individual requirements.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member