We provide singing workshops to help improve participants mental and physical wellbeing. We work with adults and older people who may be experiencing dementia and other mental health problems. Our workshops do not exclude anybody.
- 26 January 2016
- Health, Recreation, Communication
- 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?
Tempo Wellbeing aim to deliver accessible singing sessions. Our material is meaningful and relevant to the group of people we’re working with. Our workshops are for everybody… service users, families and carers.
This strengthens relationships in a variety of ways. This also helps those suffering with dementia become connected to the moment.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Participation and support from staff can be the biggest challenge. We ask that staff, carers and families are involved as much as service users. Our workshops are for everybody and from our experience outcomes
from our workshops are most successful with full participation.
Dementia Awareness raising for staff
Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session
Environment of venues
Where we are responsible for booking of venue, ensure we are as aware as possible of potential issues someone with dementia may have within the venue, rearrange (furniture) to reduce issues if appropriate, ensure all staff and helpers are aware if change is not possible and
discuss possible strategies to support clients.
- Being implemented
Future community memory choir projects.
We’re working on a monthly project in the Southampton area for local care home residents to attend. This will be an opportunity for residence and care staff to meet with others and form new friendships and working relationships.
2016 - First Quarter Update