Wimborne Minster Town Council

Town and Parish Council

Updated:
26 January 2016
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community

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?

Improving staff awareness and understanding of dementia

Consideration of how change in facilities in the offices and local area could impact on people living with dementia

Enabling people living with dementia to be part of the community and continue to perform daily and social activities

To help and support where possible

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

Currently lack of staff and members' knowledge

Limited budget, stretched resources

Member website

www.wimborne.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Work with the local DAA and its members to help make Wimborne more dementia friendly

    Two councillors are at present involved with 1) Wimborne Dementia Community and 2) assisting to set up a further dementia steering group in Colehill. Therefore close communication is maintained with the Council.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Planning

  • Have information available regarding DAA including dementia friendly resources in general such as AS publications, leaflets, carer information etc from other organisations

    We will display literature regarding dementia awareness, details of memory cafe and reminiscence sessions in the reception area of the Town Hall, which is accessible to the public

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Planning

  • Look closely at facilities

    Review facilities, including signage, and accessibility to see if we can improve in any way by making physical improvements

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Planning

  • Staff and member training in dementia awareness

    We will book at least two awareness sessions to involve both staff and members

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Planning