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Richmondshire District Council

Richmondshire District Council exists to serve the needs of our local residents and those working in or visiting our area. Our vision is for Richmondshire to be a place where people will want to live, work and visit; where people enjoy a high quality of life and environment, feel safe, healthy and prosperous and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Council offices are located in Richmond, with Mercury House being the headquarters and housing the Council Chamber.

Updated:
30 August 2017
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Arts, Businesses and shops, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioners Sector, Communication, Education Sector, Faith Groups, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Housing Sector, Letting, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Recreation, Schools, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector

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?

As a local authority we are fortunate to be in a position to not only implement our own action plan and support our partners within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors in developing and implementing their own action plans.  

We aspire towards becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation that provides services within a Dementia Friendly Town and District. We are committed to raising awareness within our employees and Members to the issues around Dementia and ways that we can become Dementia Friendly. 

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

The main challenges we may face are to gain the confidence of partners in joining the Dementia Friendly ethos and workplans. 

There may be a reluctance due to budget pressures and time pressures.

2. Actions

  • dentify a ‘Dementia Champion’ or ‘Dementia Lead’ at Officer and Member level

     

     

     

     

    Identify a ‘Dementia Champion’ or ‘Dementia Lead’ at Officer and Member level

     

    By February 2016

    RDC to identify the most appropriate Officer and Member to act as the councils Dementia Champion

     

     

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Launch a Dementia training and awareness package to ensure that 50% of staff have accessed some form of Dementia training or awareness raising

    Launch a Dementia training and awareness package to ensure that 50% of staff have accessed some form of Dementia training or awareness raising

     

    Launch by March 2016

    Enable staff to access the online Dementia training package in work time to include Senior Management Team, Housing, Revenues and Benefits, Business and Community, Environmental Health, Customer Services, Business Support, Housing Options, Community Development (in terms of place shaping, housing, planning and healthy town status), Democratic Services, Development Management, Finance and Improvement, Human Resources, ICT, Landlord Services, Open Spaces and Amenities, Housing Supported and Improvement, Transport and Street Scene, Waste and Recycling, Members and SLA partners.

    Encourage staff to become Dementia Friends

    Status:
    Planning
  • Actively promote Dementia Awareness Week 2016 15-21 May

    Actively promote Dementia Awareness Week 2016 15-21 May

     

    In preparation for 15-21 May 2016

    Develop a series of events and activities to raise awareness around the issues of Dementia during Dementia Awareness Week 2016 15-21 May

    Status:
    Planning