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Blandford Library

Blandford Library is an accessible library for everyone. It has good access and very good staff support. At present we run a supported reading group for those with dementia.

15 March 2019
Education Sector, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Blandford 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?

 To provide a safe,free, friendly space. To provide relevant information, signposting and help in accessing information. To provide access to core library services such as free audio books delivery and library groups. To continue to facilitate a shared reading group. To reach out to those with dementia and inform them about our services.

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

Possible challenges could be having adequate publicity and outreach especially with staffing levels.

Member contacts

Manager, Emma Bevin.

Member website


2. Actions

  • To continue with the supported reading for those with Dementia at Blandford Library.

    To continue to encourage those with dementia to come to the library and belong to the shared reading group in a safe, supported environment.

    To encourage new people to join the group by publishing the group further a field such as on the local DAA page if possible.


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    To encourage more people to attend those with Dementia, their friends and carers.

  • Increase Partnership working- for Blandford Library.

    To make use of partnership working. To share outreach and publicity so our reach is further.