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Featherstone Town Council

Featherstone Town Council is made up of twelve councillors who represent 14,500 residents spread over four wards of Featherstone, North Featherstone, Purston Jaglin, Ackton, Snydale, and Streethouse. The Council has several areas of responsibility: Miners Memorial Garden, Mill Pond Meadows Commemorative Wood plus Christmas Lights, hanging baskets and planters.

6 January 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

The Council organises several events in the town which includes a quarterly Tea Dance, the Town Gala, Christmas Light Switch On and Santa Day. Councillors hold surgeries for enquiries on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Through these activities we can develop more support for people living with dementia and carers of people living with dementia.

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

The Council needs to be made aware of the current situation in the town so that more support can be given where needed. It may be that we need to adapt our current programme of activities or need to put on different activities to expand our current range.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia


    Members and Staff of the Town Council will support the DAA in providing training facilities with the expectation that the Council will be able to reserve places on these courses.

    Initial Scoping

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  • Taking further action in the Community

    The Council will review all its events and social media to ascertain how they can be improved to support people living with dementia in the community.

    Initial Scoping

    2016 - First Quarter Update

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  • Implementing the plan - The Council will implement suggestions from action 2 above

    This can be done by special invitations to dementia groups to attend the Tea Dances for example since it may be that they may not get the invitations through our normal channels.

    Initial Scoping

    2016 - First Quarter Update

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  • Reviewing progress

    The Council will review its work with the Wakefield Dementia Action Alliance on a six month basis and ask the local representative for feedback; Wakefield DAA Co-ordinator to attend a Council meeting, say in August and January, for discussion.


    2016 - First Quarter Update

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