What are cookies?

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

This site only uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org

If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by the Dementia Action Alliance, please contact the Secretariat, c/o Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE.

Accept and continue

The Source Skills Academy

The Source is a national training provider, offering employee training, staff development and conferencing facilities for all sectors of the local community and local businesses. The innovative training and development centre offers training programmes aimed at supporting local businesses with their training needs and encouraging inward investment in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire region. A broad spectrum of training programmes is offered, geared specifically towards a business audience, ranging customer service training courses through to higher management training. The Source prides itself on the ability to create bespoke training courses for businesses in various disciplines. Employee training can be tailored to meet business needs and objectives and can be adapted to any existing training programmes in place. Training courses can be delivered externally or in the workplace, ideal for all ranges of staff development. Conferences and Meetings As Winner of Training Venue of the Year 2006, The World of Learning Awards' most prestigious accolade, The Source Skills Academy recognises the growing need for accessible, competitively priced meeting and conferencing space. The Source Skills Academy offers a wealth of first class business and conference facilities for local and national companies, public sector agencies, networking and community groups. The Source Gym Our premises in Sheffield provide superb gym and fitness class facilities in a relaxed and friendly environment. Whether you are a long time gym enthusiast or a complete novice, The Source Gym offers personalised training and a wide range of fun and stimulating fitness classes to suit your lifestyle and level of ability all in one convenient location in Sheffield

22 March 2016
Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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 Source provides a variety of opportunities for us to cascade knowledge about dementia to others.

We will use all the avenues we have available to us to ensure people in our organisation with dementia or who care for people with dementia feel supported at work. We aim to have a workforce who knows the Source is committed to supporting them if dementia has affected their lives.  We will raise the profile of the alliances work with our external customers and stakeholders

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

The Source will regularly revisit the actions within the plan to ensure we continue to raise the profile of the Dementia Action Alliance and continue to revise these policies as appropriate in order to embed dementia as area of diversity for ourselves.

We will need to ensure that we continue to raise awareness with other companies we engage with

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness and Dementia Friends

    The Source will provide dementia awareness for all the work force to ensure that all the customer facing staff are aware of the range of people dementia may affect and be aware of the difficulties they may be experiencing .We will embed the guide to customer facing staff and the Dementia Friends video clips into our staff induction programmes.   

    We will encourage our team to become dementia friends and give them the opportunity to do so.




    Being implemented
  • Dementia Champions

    We would develop Dementia Friends Champions within our trainer team to ensure that  this work is sustained and embed in the training we provide .

    Where considered appropriate and requested we will provide Dementia Friends training within our sessions that cover disability and diversity to other organisations


  • Promotion Of DAA work to other organisation

    We will provide our accounts managers with information about the work of the alliances and the importance of being dementia aware, to enable other businesses/customers ways of being dementia friendly businesses.


  • The Source to become a Dementia Friendly Employer

    We will be committed to be a dementia friendly employer by ensuring our work force knows we would be receptive and sympathetic to any personal difficulties they may be having if dementia has affected their own lives. We will use the Creating a Dementia Friendly Workplace – A practical guide for employers as a base for this work

  • Dementia Friendly Physical Dnviroment Development work - for future retail new builds

    We will cascade information  to the architects and planners detaliling actions and designs  that could make shopping outlets and buildings  dementia friendly physical enviroments.These new bulding will  buildings that are being built by British Land organisations across the country

  • Dementia Friendly Rotherham

    We will include this work in the town centre work that we are involved with in Rotherham, encouraging retailers to become dementia friendly with a longer term aim of creating a Dementia Friendly town centre.

    We will work with Rotherham Voice and RMBC to help achieve  this as a positive part of the redevelopment of Rotherham.



  • Dementia Friendly Next Generation

    We will include dementia awareness in the training we provide for apprentices, helping to create a dementia friendly next generation