Kimberworth Park Community Partnership
KPCP is a local charity whose membership includes individual local people, groups, agencies and organisations who work closely together to create a renewed sense of community spirit through taking action and delivering services/ activities to meet local need, It has grown, over the years, from a community forum to a registered charity in 2011.
- 13 April 2016
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Rotherham 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 can raise awareness locally of ways to support people with dementia and their families and carers and help create a dementia aware community.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We have limited time and resources but will endeavour to make good use all we have to endeavour to create a Dementia Friendly Rotherham
Dementia Awareness /Dementia Friends
To arrange a dementia awareness session and the Kimberworth Park Community Partnership team to become dementia friends .
Involve the KPCP youth group and create dementia friends – explore the option of creating Dementia Friends Champions from the group to cascade dementia knowledge in Kimberworth.
- Being implemented
Dementia Freindly Physical Enviroments
Review the physical environment with in the project building to assess how Dementia Friendly the building is
Inclusion of Dementia issues within the 5 year project
To consider the effects of Dementia as part of the 5 year loneliness and isolation project acknowledging that social isolation is a significant result of a person having Dementia, particularly if they live alone.
Build in dementia awareness and knowledge of dementia support services into the project.
Holding Alzheimer’s society resource’s and ensuring the KPCP team have knowledge about the services available to sign post.
Encouraging and supporting young people with the dementia friends programme to help the process of creating a dementia friendly next generation.
- Being implemented
Promotion of RDAA
Actively promote RDAA to other agencies and organisation – including faith and community groups in the Kimberworth park area to help create a Dementia Friendly Kimberworth.
Link with RDAA Rotherham Friends of young onset Dementia.
Follow RDAA on social media
Liasion work with the Local Schools
Work with Schools in the area and encourage consideration of dementia within their curriculums to help create a dementia friendly next generation
Development of a Community Memory Cafe
Work with Alzheimer’s Society and consider using KPCP building as a local dementia café which would include professional involvement from a Dementia support worker
– signpost to AZ society whenever relevant and appropriate – have appropriate leaflets and information available from Alzheimer’s Society
Consider creating a Dementia section on the KPCP website to cascade useful information to people with dementia and their carers and families
Safe and Well SYFR partenship
Be aware that people with dementia are at more risk of fire and falls and be aware of the RDAA involvement with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and become partners with the SYFR- Safe and Well project to make appropriate referrals to SYFR