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The Clarke Foley Centre

Clarke Foley's charitable objects are to maintain and run a Centre ni Ilkley, to provide opportunities for educational and leisure activities for people over 50, and to be a focal point for voluntary activity in the community. Income is derived from a cafe open to all and staffed mainly y volunteers, and by hiring meeting rooms to all sectors of society. A twice weekly Lunch Club serves a home cooked hot meal to people over 70.

Updated:
5 April 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Charity, Hospitality, Recreation, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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 role of Clarke Foley is:

to provide a wide range of activities and enable people with dementia to continue to enjoy them;to enable people with dementia to sustain relationships with other people in an environment that includes all sectors of society;to enable people with dementia to feel safe and supported at the Centre;to contribute to people with dementia living as normally as possible for as long as possible;to enable people with dementia to continue to develop new interests.

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

The challenges to Clarke Foley include:

ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of dementia;ensuring the building is well signposted internally with clear directions;continuing to provide a wide range of activities led by volunteers at a time when it's increasingly hard to recruit volunteers;ensuring that everyone who uses Clarke Foley is accepting of people with dementia;doing all of the above without jeopardising the light, vibrant and friendly atmosphere that we are cultivating for people of all ages.

Member website

www.clarkefoley.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Training for all staff and volunteers in dementia awareness

    Dementia awareness is now included in our core training programme for all employees and volunteers.  So far 14 of 15 employees have received training, 18 of 90 volunteers have received training and 3 users of the Centre have attended.  Others are booked on future courses.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Implementation of all new internal signage

    Internal signage will be designed to ensure it's clear and direct.  A reception function is to be introduced

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Removing clutter from the environment

    Commemorative plaques have been either removed or consolidated into a more suitbale and less confusing location.  Wall decorations (tapestries, hangings, pictures, photographs and notices) are being reduced to leave walls clearer and allowing necessary and helpful signage to stand out better.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Providing meaningful roles for volunteers who either develop dementia during their time as a volunteer or who start volunteering with an existing diagnosis.

    Keep a list of tasks that can be performed by and are rewarding for people with dementia. 

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness of dementia among staff and volunteers

    Dmentia Friends Session

    Status:

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness of dementia among staff and volunteers

    Dmentia Friends Session

    Status:

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness of dementia among staff and volunteers

    Dmentia Friends Session

    Status:

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New Member