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St Peter’s with St Margaret’s Church

Our organisation is The Parish of Rochester. We have a strong ethos of reaching out into the local community to support people regardless of religious beliefs in any way that we can.

14 April 2016
South East
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Medway 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?

By liasing with Dementia Support services in the area to ascertain what support is already available for people who have Dementia within our locality, how we can develop appropriate support from within our church for Dementia sufferers and their carers, and how we can help educate people locally about Dementia.   

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

We have a Pastoral Care group that meets bi-monthly. We have now started to run a Memory café in our church each month, so with time we will be reviewing how the running of this is progressing.

We have run Dementia friends training which was advertised within our local community.

By being part of the LDAA we hope to be able to provide a useful service that compliments what is already available and can become part of the larger network of support that already exists.

2. Actions

  • To encourage people to become Dementia Friends.

    What we are going to do: To advertise and run Dementia Friends training within our church community and the wider community.

  • To provide a community service that will offer support to people who have Dementia and their carers.

    What we are going to do: Establish a monthly Memory café.

  • To create a Dementia friendly community within our Parish and our cluster Parishes.

    What we are going to do: To work actively within our Parish to provide a Dementia friendly community, and to work with our cluster parishes towards the same outcome.