Dronfield 2gether

A Project to promote the wellbeing of the residents of Dronfield and surounding areas.

22 December 2015
East Midlands
Arts, Charity, Clinical Commissioning Group, Faith Groups, Health, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Schools, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance , Chesterfield 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?

Dronfield 2gether motivates the people of Dronfield to become more dementia aware by arranging free Dementia Friends Information Sessions to the people of Dronfield.  We liase with people living with dementia and their carers to ask what groups and activities they would like to be able to access in the Dronfield area. We help groups and businesses in Dronfield to offer services that are 'Dementia Friendly'.  We motivate members of groups and staff of companies to train as Dementia Champions so that we can deliver even more Dementia Friends Information sessions to the area.

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

Training in Dronfield for Dementia Champions

Currently Dronfield has only one active Dementia Champion.  Dronfield 2gether and it's partner community groups and businesses have over 20 people who want to train as Dementia Champions, however they are not able to travel to Derby, Nottingingham etc.  We need a Champion training day in Dronfield ASAP, before people lose interest!

2. Actions

  • Arrange Dementia Friends Information Sessions for local;groups, schools, businesses, individuals

    Dronfield 2gether arranges Dementia Friends Information Sessons with; groups, schools, businesses, individuals at open sessions, for our local Dementia Champion to go to and deliver the sessions.  So far (since September 2015) we have booked 12 Dementia Friends Informations sessions for; schools, elderly clubs, businesses (Sainsburys), disabled clubs, friendship clubs, leisure centre, institutes.

    My action is to arrange a minimum of 20 Dementia Friends Information Sessions in the Dronfield area in 2015/2016.

    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    So far we have booked 12 Dementia Friends Sessions (apx 300 new Dementia Friends will be created).

    I am liasing with Elaine Thompson of the Alzheimer's Society to create Dementia Friendly Activities, i.e a luncheon club, low level exercise classes.

    I have recruited 20 people who want to train as Dementia Champions and do the one day training course.