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Cafe Soba

Cafe Soba is a friendly and supportive cafe in the centre of Blandford Forum. We are keen to be a part of dementia friendly blandford, and support people with dementia live well in the community.

25 January 2016
South West
Local DAA Members

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 are a supportive business that helps out older customers to feel safe in coming to us for something to eat and drink, and feel less isolated in their homes. Our staff are especially patient and friendly and skilled at enabling everyone to feel heard and served.It is important to us as a business in Blandford to be a part of the business community that helps everyone feel included and able to visit us.

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

At present we are awaiting planning for easier disabled access to our cafe.

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2. Actions

  • Better access for the disabled.

    We are awaiting planning permission for a slope into our cafe for better access for those in mobility scooters. This will help customers who are unsteady on their feet, and also those in wheelchairs so we will be more accessible for everyone.

  • To have dementia friendly signage.

    We are working towards having clear signage in the cafe to help those with memory loss find their way around the cafe ,and be able to find the toilets easily.

  • Inculsion for customers with memory loss.

    We are very supportive and help those with memory loss feel able to take their time to order, and help them sort out how much money they need to give. We help those who come to see us in taxi's in and out of the cafe and take time so they do not feel rushed or stressed.

    Being implemented