Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre/Everyone Active
To provide high quality leisure facilities and activities on behalf of Mid Suffolk District Council.
- 25 April 2016
- East of England
- Local Alliances:
- Stowmarket 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?
To provide Dementia Friend training to front line colleagues, in order to make our facilities and services more accessible and welcoming for people with dementia.
To provide an activity session/exercise class specifically targetted at people with dementia and their carers, and to assist with drawing down grant funding to cover this, in order to provide an activity specifically suitable for people with dementia.
To work with other organisations who support people with dementia to publicise the new activity session/class in order to encourage people with dementia to attend it.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Staff lack understanding about the needs of people with dementia and will need training to fill this gap.
Providing services to people with dementia is not a core part of our business, so the new session would be a niche activity.
Lack of resources to provide the new activity and absorb the costs which would be incurred, so the new session would need grant funding initially to get it going, with the target of generating enough customers to make it self sustaining at the end of the funded period.
All of the above are being reviewed and actioned