We’re a diverse group of co operative retail businesses operating throughout Lincolnshire, Newark and surrounding counties. We have over 200 outlets in rural, neighbourhood and town centre locations, including food stores, post offices, filling stations, pharmacies, funeral homes, travel agencies, coffee shops, and a florist. We are owned by our 253,000 members and return all our profits to them and their local communities. We directly share profits with members through our dividend scheme. We support local communities, schools and charities through grant awards, managed projects and the participation of members and employees. We continually invest to provide new and improved services.
- 15 April 2016
- East Midlands
- Businesses and shops, Pharmaceutical, Retail
- Local Alliances:
- Lincoln Dementia Action Alliance, Boston Dementia Action Alliance , East Lindsey Dementia Action Alliance, Newark and District Dementia Action Alliance, North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, Skegness Area Dementia Action Alliance, South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance , South West Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, West Lindsey 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?
The National Dementia Declaration sets out seven outcomes it seeks to achieve for those living with dementia. The Society aims to contribute to outcome 2:
‘I know that services are designed around me and my needs’
Within this outcome are a list of aims including;
‘There are a range of services that support me with any aspect of daily living and enable me to stay at home and in my community, enjoying the best quality of life for as long as possible.’
The Society will contribute to this by committing to their 4 actions.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Making sure that our colleagues continue to receive awareness training as business continues to grow.
Embedding key points from Dementia Friends
Embedding the key points from the Dementia Friends training delivered to over 400 of our staff and members in 2014/15
Dementia Friends Awareness
Continuing to train staff as Dementia Friends ensuring that those in customer facing roles are aware of the part they play in allowing someone to live well with dementia.
Assess the Environment
Ensure that our working environments are compliant with the dementia friendly physical environment checklist
Train Delivery Drivers
Continuing to train our Pharmacy Drivers who make home deliveries to be aware of the needs of those living with dementia.