Elder Peoples Support Project
The Elder Peoples’ Support Project is a member-led project based at the Ackroyd Community Centre and runs activities on a daily basis Monday - Friday, promoting health and well-being, socialising, arts and culture and information workshops. We hold special events throughout the year and also organise social day trips on a regular basis. Our activities are open to anyone aged 55 years and over to EPSP members and non-members, living in the London Borough of Lewisham.
- 28 July 2016
- Charity, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Lewisham 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?
EPSP will help to raise Dementia awareness for volunteers, workers and members.
We will run Dementia Friends sessions and promote Mind Care training and work alongside our partners to raise awareness in local businesses.
Our partnership with the Purple Alliance will improve access to information/activities for older people and share expertise involving Age Exchange who specialise in Dementia.
EPSP welcomes people with lower level Dementia providing they are accompanied by a carer.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
To raise awareness with everyone as there are a high number of people involved with our organisation.
Pragmatics of raising awareness amongst businesses may be challenging because of their inability to attend awareness sessions.
A lack of support for people with dementia to attend activities with a carer.
Dementia Friends sessions
EPSP will hold Dementia friends sessions open to staff, volunteers, members and the public.
We will help to raise awareness in the local community alongside our partners.
Educate volunteers and staff
We will send volunteers and staff to Mind Care training sessions.