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Active Lifestyles

Active Lifestyles is part of Sefton Council, Health and Wellbeing, Sports and Recreation section. The programme is to help the Sefton Community improve their Health and Wellbeing through physical activity, nutrition advice and social interaction. We have a number of different programmes including. 1) Exercise Referral, 2) Cancer Rehabilitation, 3) Cardiac Rehabilitation 4) Diets Don't Work, 5) Relax & Revive, 6) MOVE IT, 7) Get Healthy, Get Active and we run events for the Sefton Community including Sefton 50+Olympics.

29 April 2016
North West
Health, Local Authorities, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Sefton DAA

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 Active Lifestyles programme recognise the importance of creating a dementia friendly community within Sefton.  Although we pride ourselves on the customer care skills of our staff, there’s always room for improvement.  We aim to raise awareness of the impact of dementia in our staff, by enabling them all to attend dementia awareness training. 

Active Lifestyles will actively support the DAA and we will continue to develop our services and programmes, to make them fully accessible for people living with dementia and their families.

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

The challenges are to make sure we adapt to every person's needs within our team targets and objectives. We deal with a number of conditions; and dementia is part of the wider community we are trying to cover.

Providing all staff with Dementia Awareness training and looking at who will be suitable to be Dementia Friends Champions so internal training can be provided. We would look at getting all staff trained as soon as possible depending on work commitments.

We will continue to work with our colleagues in corporate communications and the wider dementia community; to raise awareness that sports and recreation are a part of the dementia friendly community.  This is part of a general awareness raising about sports and recreation being available for people living with dementia and their families.

2. Actions

  • Staff Training

    A programme of Dementia Friends awareness sessions will be put on for the team to attend.  This will include training Dementia Friends Champions who will each commit to training new members of staff or volunteers once they have been accredited.

    Being implemented
  • Partnership Work

    The Active Lifestyles Programme will continue to increase links within the Sefton Community to help with signposting and supporting people living with dementia and their families these partnerships include: - Alzheimer's Society, Age Concern, Parkhaven, Sefton Opera, Sefton Carers Centre and many others this will also help increase opportunities for joint programming and promotions whenever possible.

  • Promote Dementia related activities and the work of the Alliance to the public

    Promote Dementia related activities and the work of the Alliance to the public through all of our contacts and partnerships. We will encourage all these contacts and partnerships to join the Alliance to make the group a stronger force in the local communities.