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Chichester District Council

Chichester District Council is a local authority providing a range of services for a population of 113,790. Outside of the main city centre, the population is distributed across several smaller settlements with Selsey to the south and Midhurst and Petworth to the north. The population is aging with 1 in 4 aged over 65, this is predicted to increase. The number of people suffering with dementia is predicted to increase by 64% by 2030. The council is keen to support its customers and become dementia friendly and the communities team are working with staff to increase awareness and provide training on how they can provide support in their work.

Updated:
4 January 2016
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Chichester 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 can try to provide a better service for people with Dementia and try to understand how thier needs may differ from others

We can raise awareness in our staff of Dementia and know the signs to look for when dealing with someone.

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

Staff willingness to take time out to attend training / awareness sessions

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of Dementia in the organisation

    Deliver dementia friends sessions to staff on a regular basis to enable all staff to take part. To begin with we have organised 2 sessions for january and 1 for february at different times on different days so that staff are able to attend as part of their working day. We are also planning a session for elected members. We are aiming for 20 attendees at these sessions and will review for the future depending on demand.

     

    Status:
    Being implemented