Luton Town Football Club

We are a professional football club playing in League 2 of the Football League. We have been a part of the Luton community for 130 years and have average attendances in excess of 8,000 for our home matches. Our reason for being is to win football matches, but we are also very conscious of our unique place at the heart of our community – it isn’t just the 8,000 regular attendees at our matches, but tens of thousands of others who follow our fortunes. We believe Luton Town FC has an important role to play in all the good things that go on in and around the town.

Updated:
3 December 2015
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Hospitality, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Luton 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?

Luton Town FC has been approached to support this dementia campaign and have decided to do so. The Club will be happy to assist in raising awareness of all relevant issues by way of placing posters in our stadium and by becoming involved in the week of action – using our social media resources to help spread the relevant messages to our tens of thousands of Twitter and Facebook followers.

The Club has also agreed to be the venue for various meetings including the Dementia Champions Networking event.

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

None that we cannot overcome.

Member website

www.lutontown.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Support Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) Sunday 15/5/16 to Saturday 21/5/16

    Support Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) Sunday 15/5/16 to Saturday 21/5/16

    • Display printed publicity material as provided by the Alzheimer’s Society to promote Dementia
    • Awareness before and during DAW
    • Use social media to promote DAW
    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Promote joining Luton Dementia Action Alliance and the ambition to make Luton a Dementia Friendly Community

    Promote joining Luton Dementia Action Alliance and the ambition to make Luton a Dementia Friendly Community

    • Join the Luton DAA and upload the action plan to the DAA website
    • Update the plan on request from the DAA coordinator
    • Support publicity on Luton Town FC helping Luton work towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community
    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Make Luton Town FC facilities available to enable open Dementia Friends sessions to be scheduled

    Make Luton Town FC facilities available to enable open Dementia Friends sessions to be scheduled

    • Provide 4 dates per annum where a meeting room facility would be available for a maximum of 12 people to attend a 1 hours Dementia Friends awareness session
    • Encourage participation of club staff and volunteers in these events to increase Dementia Awareness within the club
    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Make Luton Town FC facilities available during DAW Sunday 15/5/16 to Saturday 21/5/16 for a Dementia Champions network event

    Make Luton Town FC facilities available during DAW Sunday 15/5/16 to Saturday 21/5/16 for a Dementia Champions network event

    • Agree a date and time to allow facilities to be available for a ~40 person networking event for the volunteer Dementia Champions in Luton with coffee / tea available

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member