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willerby methodist church

We are a church working towards being a Dementia Friendly Church.

Updated:
7 September 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Businesses and shops, Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Communication, Faith Groups, Recreation, Schools, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
East Riding 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?

At present we have 36 Dementia Friends in our church including the Brownies, we host "Singing for the Brain" every other Friday also "All Together Now" on alternate Fridays - this is a friendship group for those with Dementia , their carers and friends as well as other local people who come along to sing, chat and eat tea and biscuits together with some craft work. We have had a Dementia-Friendly Carol Service and have replaced the "Black Hole" carpet in the foyer by one selected by those with Dementia as suitable. We are always looking for new ways to further the welcome given to those with Dementia and their carers.

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

We hope to extend our influence in to Willerby Square - shops, post office, estate agents, cafe, banks, optician, chemist adjacent to our premises. Talking to them at work needs confidence and feet on the ground. I hope to run a Dementia Friends Information course for them all and encourage them to join in with us in the DDA.

2. Actions

  • Reaching out to Willerby Square

    Approaching all the businesses with a view to Dementia Friends information course and joining DDA

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    We have produced a leaflet to distribute to the work places in Willerby Square.

  • Dementia Awareness

    At present (April 2016) we have 36 Dementia Friends in our church and we will work to continue to increase the number of people in our community that become Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Welcoming People Affected by Dementia

    We already host "Singing for the Brain" every other Friday also "All Together Now" on alternate Fridays - this is a friendship group for those with Dementia , their carers and friends as well as other local people who come along to sing, chat and eat tea and biscuits together with some craft work. We have had a Dementia-Friendly Carol Service and have replaced the "Black Hole" carpet in the foyer by one selected by those with Dementia as suitable.

    We are always looking for new ways to further the welcome those with Dementia and their carers and will look to new ways of doing this.

    Status:
    Implementation, Planning