Mill Chase Leisure Centre, Bordon
- 15 March 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?
We are committed to helping people become and stay active and healthy. Our goal is to create a place where everybody in the community can come and enjoy the benefits of physical activity, or simply come and meet to enjoy the social side of leisure.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our main challenge will be raising the awareness of Dementia friendly to the staff and the local community of Bordon. Although one of which can be over come by training and education. Community awareness can be achieved through using existing initiatives of engagement and maximising links that have already been accomplished.
Dementia Increase awareness for staff
Ensure all customers facing staff; attend a dementia awareness training session
We will identify and train at least one Dementia Champion who will act as point of contact and deliver ongoing awareness to staff
Dementia Friendly Environment
We will take into account the needs of people with dementia when renewing signage, seating, flooring etc.
Promote Mill Chase Leisure Centre as a Dementia Friendly Venue
We will promote our venue as being dementia friendly and encourage people with dementia and their carers to use our facilities. We will use our website and other means of communication to achieve this and will take into account each person particular needs wherever possible.
Offer Membership discounts
We will offer membership discounts to those who are referred to us via a GP referral and discounts for those on income support, job seekers allowance, registered disabled who live in East Hants.
Offer Inclusive Fitness Initiative gym sessions
We already run IFI gym sessions 5 days a week, 9am-1pm which we cater for a range of conditions and disabilities. These are proving to be hugely popular and we have made a number of modifications in order to remove barriers to exercise and maintain our IFI accredited status.
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