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GLL Bromley Library Service

Public Library

24 September 2018
Local Authorities, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Bromley 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?

Bromley Libraries have Dementia Friends in all libraries and provide a safe, accessible and welcoming environment for all.We have a specific collection of books for people with dementia and their carers available in all libraries including Books on Prescription, Pictures to Share and associated literature and promote wider services such Bromley MyLife and can sign-post to other services.We promote existing activities for living well such as: Coffee  Mornings, a Carer’s Support Group, Book Groups, a Vision-Impaired Book Group and adult activities such as Games Club, Knit and Natter and Crafty Crochet which are open to all.Our free Home Library Service is available for residents who are unable to reach and use their local library. It provides books and other resources to people in their own homes to help them continue to live independently.Our Home Library Service arranges Dementia Friends training for volunteers and informs them about the specific collection of books for people with dementia and their carers.We participate in campaigns such as World Alzheimer’s Day and Carers Week and are committed to upholding the Society of Chief Librarians national dementia offer:  http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/PublicLibraryDementiaOffer.pdfOur Outreach Team and The Home Library Service visit dementia cafes and day care centres to promote library services such as: events for adults; our collection of books for people with dementia and their carers; The Home Library Service; signpost to other services; and read a selection of the Pictures to Share books.Our Outreach Team promote our collection of Books on Prescription for dementia and associated literature at local and partner events such as summer fairs to all members of the community.

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

Ensuring that all staff and volunteers have an understanding of dementia and are trained and engaged

 Identifying target audience to promote services to

 Time and financial constraints

2. Actions

  • Promote Books on Prescription for Dementia

    Create displays in libraries and promote the Reading Agency’s Books on Prescription for dementia with leaflets and associated literature. This will support those living with dementia, as well as carers and those wishing to find out more about the condition.


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Creation of a Dementia Outreach Case Study Web Page

    Create a Case Study Page on the Bromley Library website to showcase the range of dementia projects undertaken by Bromley Library’s Outreach Team and to highlight how Bromley Libraries are striving to be dementia friendly

    Case study

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Home Library Service

    Ensure that volunteers have been offered Dementia Friends training and have knowledge of the library’s collection of Books on Prescription for dementia available for loan.


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member