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KIVCA / Central Hall

KIVCA is an infrastructure organisation which supports groups and organisations to grow and develop to benefit the community. KIVCA manages a community building which is often used by people living with dementia.

Updated:
24 March 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Charity, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bradford District Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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 work in partnership with others  in Keighley to ensure that support is always available for people with dementia and we are committed to raising awareness of dementia to encourage people to receive a timely diagnosis, raising awareness and advocating the rights of people with dementia. We manage a public building with a high number of services for those living with dementia using it. Our aim is to become dementia friendly in the physiacl environment of the building and through contact made by our staff team. We have created quiet areas and better signage to enable clients to easily nagivate themselves around the building.

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

The challenges are time and money, but we will prioritise and find both!

The building is managed by a dementia champion so training sessions are easily rolled out for new employees and refreshers for those who may need it.

2. Actions

  • To create signage with is appropriate and in keeping with the setting

    The building  can be difficult to nagivate at first, we have placed markers throughout the building to aid retracing steps. Better signage will aid things greatly.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raising awareness in the workplace

    Central Hall & KIVCA is passionate about ensuring the building is dementia friendly and as such the manager is a dementia champion. We will ensure that every member of staff takes part in the information sessions and this becomes part of the induction process. This would be promoting understanding of how dementia effects those who use the building who may themselves be living with dementia, those who have caring responsibilities and recognising the fact that dementia is not restricted to those visiting the building but may have an impact on the personal lives of staff too.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Supporting independence

    Staff are trained to try to identify and understand the needs of those who enter the building - our building is used by organisations directly offering services to those living with dementia, as we as people with highened levels of anxiety. Staff support those who need it to the rooms, introduce the client to the group, offering reassurance as they do.

    We are creating an enviroment where those caring for people living with dementia are reassured by their loved ones being here, safe in the knowledge they are treated with respect and dignity.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member