Winchester Area Access for All (WAAFA)

Winchester Area Access for All (WAAFA) is a forum dedicated to improving access and conditions for people with physical or sensory impairments in the Winchester Area.

23 February 2016
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?

Improving access, signage and understanding amongst providers of good and services in the Winchester area.


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

Getting feedback from those who use shops and facilities about how things could be improved. 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff and members

     Offer all staff and members opportunity to attend a dementia awareness session.

  • Provide link for Dementia Friendly Hampshire for contacts hard to reach groups.

    WAAFA is in contact with people with physical and sensory impairment in Winchester area, as well as similar forums and groups in Hampshire, and will be able circulate information about Dementia friendly events and encourage their members’ involvement in DFH and HDAA.

  • Dementia Awareness included in Accessibility Questioner.

    WAAFA works across Winchester city to assess the accessibility of public spaces and shops and is including a question about customer facing staff awareness of dementia and HDAA.  

    Being implemented
  • Helping in developing materials for Dementia Awareness sessions for people with sensory impairment.

    Delivering Dementia Friends sessions for people with sensory impairment can provide challenges, for example, materials printed in Braille could be helpful for people with visual impairment. WAAFA could advise on ways of making the sessions more accessible for everyone.


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