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Nottingham Trent University

Higher Education provider Social sciences, Education, Business, Law, Art and Design

20 April 2016
East Midlands
Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire 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?

NTU is not currently dealing with the specific needs of people with Dementia at this moment. The aim of the DAA in NTU is to change that through the following actions:

Identify current levels of awareness and dementia friendliness

Actively respond to any exclusive attitudes/behaviours or environmental barriers identified

Increase the dementia friendliness of NTU overall

Actively promote support and care for people affected by dementia through public health promotion

Develop the future workforce, current students, to be dementia aware/friendly


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

Issues to overcome:

Population engagement with the agenda- marketing and promotion and education will be a key action to deal with this problem


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2. Actions

  • Survey the population within NTU about their Dementia awareness. Audit the environment to identify structural dementia friendliness

     This is a baseline   measurement so that we can demonstrate evidence of the effectiveness of the   input over next year.

    The plan is to   survey the population about attitudes, values, understanding, awareness of   needs of people with dementia

    An audit of the   environment will offer some guidance on where NTU is supporting people with   dementia and their carers to access HE as well as supporting the future   workforce in understanding the impact this diagnosis has on people and   society.




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  • Offer Dementia Friends Awareness sessions to ensure local population dementia awareness increases

    Dementia Champion (Kirsteen Beart) will start this process as a means of recruiting the NTU population into getting involved with the DAA. Potential to work with Alzheimers society to train more champions and roll out a wider scale training programme

    Work with AS to access service users who are interested in working with the group to ensure inclusiveness


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

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  • Promote local awareness raising and fundraising events

    Students will be recruited to become dementia friends and potentially champions. They will be involved in the administration of the group as well as co-ordination of awareness raising and fundraising events


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

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