Wentworth South Area Assembly
Wentworth South Area Assembly is a strategic partnership made up of ward councillors, partners and community representatives. The Area Assembly brings people together who live and work in an area to make a difference to their neighbourhoods and communities. It aims to put Communities in control over local decisions to enable improvement in services and regeneration activities. Wentworth South Area Assembly cover the Silverwood, Valley and Rawmarsh wards of Rotherham.
- 3 December 2015
- Local Alliances:
- Rotherham 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?
The Wentworth South Area Assembly can help to keep dementia on the agenda and raise people’s awareness of the work being done by Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance (RDAA).
We can encourage community organisations and local businesses within our area to get involved and become members of the RDAA.
We can include dementia in the work being done locally with the SYP – Case Identification (CIM) meetings.- recognising that the people living with dementia in our area may feel vulnerable.
We will encourage more dementia awareness in our area .
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
It may initially be a challenge to get people to understand the concept of RDAA and consider what they can do to make a difference.
We will work with RDAA to inform and inspiration others
Promotion Of RDAA
We will help to raise awareness about the work being done within RDAA to as many communities / organisations as possible carrying a supply of information both in hard copy format and electronically.
We will pass on the contact details of any interested organisations to RDAA
Use of Social Media to increase awareness of RDAA
We will help raise the profile of the work of RDAA with in the media following them on Twitter and Facebook
- Being implemented
Dementia Awareness /Dementia Friends
We as a group will become Dementia Friends and host a Dementia Awareness session opening this up to others promoting dementia awareness within the community
Service user involvement
To involve tenants, residents and neighbourhood centres as possible raising dementia awareness
Distribute Worried about your Memory Leaflets and information social out lets for people living with dementia to reduce the risk of social isolation.