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Hedge End Methodist Church

We provide opportunities for Christian worship and fellowship, and also offer pastoral care and support.

16 December 2015
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

Our role is as a church providing Christian worship and fellowship on a regular basis, using our building for both church activities and the community. As a part of this we want to be caring and supportive and proactive in our approach to transforming the quality of life for people with Dementia and their carers.

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

We are considering the challenges from the perspective of our organisation. This is looking at delivering familiar worship and music within the church from all who lead worship and taking this into people’s homes and care homes. 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    To provide training and support to leaders of the church, those who meet and greet, and to roll this out to all members of our congregation and adherents and those who use our church premises.

    Planning, Being implemented
  • Worship

    To provide regular opportunities for worship in a familiar and supportive manner, adapting where necessary to the needs of those with Dementia. 

    Being implemented
  • Mentoring

     Ensure that a member or adherent and their carer has a pastoral visitor assigned to them to be a friend and mentor .

    Being implemented
  • Building / Signage

    To help a person with Dementia to move around the building safely and with appropriate signage and to find it a familiar place to be.

    Investigating, Planning
  • Resources/Education

    To provide an area/notice board where information can be accessed relevant to Dementia which is available to anyone using the church premises. Also to read relevant manuals/ books to increase our knowledge base.


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

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