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Diamond Club

The Diamond club is a group for older people aimed at reducing isolation and loneliness and promoting health and wellbeing. The group is connected to Holy Cross Catholic church and has 60 members aged 60-95. Members take part in a wide range of stimulating activites designed to keep minds and bodies active such as Zumba, readers groups, outings, Quizzes and games and health promotional workshops

28 July 2016
Charity, Faith Groups, Social Care, 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?

To raise awareness and become an organisation that keeps Dementia at its forefront.

The group cares for older people and will ensure inclusivity to its group for people living with Dementia.

For all volunteers to become Dementia friends through receiving an awareness session.

The Diamond Club will feed into Holy Cross parish and link closely with other organisations such as Carers and Mind and Age Exchange.


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

To ensure all volunteers are willing to receive awareness training and that a suitable person can be identified to become a traner.

2. Actions

  • To ensure all volunteers of the Diamond Club become Dementia Friends

    To arrange a Dementia awareness training session for all volunteers of the Diamond club to be held before September 2016. A minimum of 5 volunteers to be trained. To link with Holy Cross parish to incorporate further groups in the training.





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  • To Raise awareness of Dementia amongst members of The Diamond Club

    To arrange and plan an awareness of Dementia day within the Diamond Club. A minimum of 45 older people to attend.

    To request a presentation from Mindcare or the Alzeihmers Society to deliver a workshop on the subject of Dementia



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    To ensure a day is arranged for an awareness workshop for members of the Diamond club.

  • Invite relevant organisations who support people living with Dementia to a health promotional day for older people

    To set a day before Sept for a health promtional day for the Diamond club 60 older people. Coordinator to invite Carers Lewisham, Mind , Alzeihmers society and Age Exchange who specialise in Reminiscence.

    Invite carers and local community to the day and advertise it in the Parish newsletter.


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    Plan event.

    Identify a date

    Invite key organisations

    Advertise to Older people, carers and local community.