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Everybody Active: Kirklees Physical Activity and Sport Partnership

The Everybody Active Physical Activity and Sport Partnership is made up from a range of organisations that committed to and are passionate about increasing activity levels across Kirklees. These organisations include Kirklees Council, Professional Sports Clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Kirklees Active Leisure, Kirklees College, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Sport, Locala, Sporting Pride Community Trust, Communities United Project along with other voluntary sector groups including voluntary sports clubs. Our vision is quite simple: “Everyone Active in Kirklees: By 2020 everyone will be physically active through work, play, sport, travel or leisure” We want to encourage everyone, whatever their stage in life, to be active enough to bring some benefits to their health. Our aspirations are high; we believe everyone within the district should be able to access and enjoy the benefits of being active. Being physically active can become a natural way of life for everyone.

11 January 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Health, Recreation, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Kirklees 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?

  • Raise awareness of the benefits of being active with people living with dementia and their families/carers
  • Provision of appropriate information i.e. how to become active , where to find appropriate services and activities
  • Support partner organisations to access appropriate training to enable them to better support people with dementia and their families/carers 
  • Support partner organisations to provide activities that are accessible and appropriate
  • Support partners to make places and spaces more dementia friendly 

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

  • Ability to influence all partner organizations effectively
  • Ability to change/influence  activity behaviours  
  • Ability to provide suitable opportunities
  • Balance this commitment alongside all our other commitments.

To overcome these challenges we will:

  • Awareness raising events for partner organisations
  • Appropriate training and support
  • Involvement of people with dementia 
  • Innovative practice and partnership working.

2. Actions

  • Improve awareness and understanding of dementia – for Executive Board

    • All Executive Board members to undertake Dementia friends awareness training. Cascade awareness raising to all staff within the organisations.
    • Executive  Board Member to undertake Champion Friends training enabling support for staff and colleagues to become Dementia Friends. 
    Planning, Implementation
  • Improve awareness and understanding of dementia – for partner organisations

    • Promotion and raise awareness of dementia Friends. Staff within partner organisations will be encouraged to become Dementia Friends 
    • Raise awareness of how partner organisations can work towards becoming Dementia Friendly and are more aware of how to support people with dementia their families and carers to live well and engage in services
    • Promote access to relevant information and signposting 
    Planning, Implementation
  • Increase awareness of the role of sport and physical activity in improving lives for people living with dementia and their families/carers

    • Undertake an evidence review of the role of physical activity in improving lives
    • Organise an event for partners and interested parties to inform of evidence, good practice and promotion of dementia awareness and associated work
    • Disseminate appropriate information /resources and signposting
    • Promotion of training courses to support carers/families to live well
    • Raise awareness of appropriate activities and opportunities supporting partnership working across Kirklees 
    Planning, Delivery, Initial Scoping
  • Provision of Dementia Friendly Environments

    • Aim to ensure sport and physical activity places and spaces are friendly, non-threatening, non-judgemental, easily accessible, and welcoming
    • Support partner organisations to create dementia friendly environments and communities
    • Research appropriate toolkits /resources to support partner organisations to work towards becoming dementia friendly and encourage membership of KDAA.  
    Initial Scoping, Planning, Implementation