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Greenfields Community Housing

Greenfields Community Housing took over Braintree District Council's homes in November 2007, following a tenant and leaseholder ballot for transfer in December 2006. We have around 8,100 homes and 450 leasehold properties all over the Braintree District, which covers Braintree, Witham and Halstead and many surrounding towns and villages. Our Vision and Values reflect our commitment to putting tenants and leaseholders at the very heart of everything that we do. Our vision is: "To work together to provide the best homes and services for people in our communities" Greenfields is established with National Housing Federation model rules, amended to reflect the Community Gateway approach to resident involvement and governance, giving tenants and leaseholders a more significant influence in how their housing service is run.

1 March 2016
East of England
Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Braintree District 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?

We are raising our tenants, staff members and the public’s awareness around dementia by delivering face-to-face DF information sessions and utilising DF online videos. We have joined the Braintree District DAA to help create a dementia friendly community on a local level.    

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

Changing people’s perceptions of dementia and turning information into an action.

We are fortunate that currently selected staff members & volunteers are able to support the DF programme within their job roles. A challenge for Greenfields is having this resource available longer term enabling us to continue to raise awareness and support this movement.        

2. Actions

  • Greenfields Communtiy Housing DAA Action Plan

    Support National Dementia Awareness Week by Increasing Dementia Friends (DF) in the workplace by utilising the DF online videos.

    Deliver 4 x face-to-face (45min-1hr) DF awareness sessions to groups in the Braintree District.

    Continue to be an active member of Braintree District DAA representing Greenfields Community Housing.

    We will include the DF online videos within our corporate induction process.     


    Being implemented