Langworthy Cornerstone Association provides a range of services appropiate to the needs of people such as; healthy food project and cafe, cookery classes, advice and volunteering opportunities, health and wellbeing projects such as smoking cessation, volunteering, being well - coaching service, zumba and fitness classes, active seniors, reiki, knitting social group, computer and basic skills, ESOL classes, street dance and stage school. We also provide other classes for specific need such as: illness and recovery, parent craft, CAB Job Club and support sessions.
- 17 December 2015
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Salford 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?
We are aiming to provide a dementia friendly customer service and environment to encourage people living with dementia to visit our premises and feel comfortable here. This will improve their confidence and well-being and help reduce the stigma which still exists around the condition.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Lack of understanding among our staff and current customers about the challenges experienced by people living with dementia (and their carers).
Improve staff awareness
Encourage all customer facing staff to complete the on-line Dementia Friends registration and/or attend local Dementia Friends/Customer Awareness Sessions and provide access to the booklet ‘How to help people with dementia – a guide to customer facing staff’
Make the environment more dementia friendly where possible
Review the customer environment using a checklist provided and make any immediate changes we can now, noting those we can make at the next refurbishment
Support the Dementia friendly Communities campaign in the area
Join the local DAA and display the Dementia Friendly Communities logo publicly , informing customers why this is important.