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Springwell Community Café

We are a newly established café based at Springwell Community Centre. Supported by funding acquired by the community organisers. We provide good food provided by a team of volunteers who have received food hygiene training. We aim to be inclusive and there is a warm welcome to all – the groups who attend the centre and the general public. We are currently open on Fridays 10am -2pm and aim to extend this to more days in the week

29 April 2016
Local DAA Members, Voluntary Sector
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 are a café based at Springwell community centre and provide an inclusive café service for the local community.

We understand that two thirds of people with Dementia live in the community and that the numbers are increasing.

It is important for people to feel safe and welcome in the community we can help this happen by being understanding and learning more about the difficulties a person with dementia might experience.

We can also tell people about support services that are available in the local area.   

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

Families and the person with dementia may be embarrassed and worry that they will not be welcome we are a new service and will endeavour to make  people with dementia and their carers aware of the café .We will also encourage other groups to me understanding of the situation and the difficulties a person with dementia may have and to demonstrate understanding

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Increase our knowledge about dementia by signing up as a Dementia Friend and an organisation to view the handling money video clip and any other recommended video clips    

    Members of staff to wear their Dementia Friends Badges

    Encourages tolerance whenever it is necessary  in the cafe for people with dementia and their carers  

  • Promote RDAA

    Tell other local organisations about RDAA and encourage them to join.

    Follow RDAA on social media to raise their profile

    Display the Rotherham Working towards being Dementia Friendly logo  and RDAA logo and add them to our information to further raise the profile

  • Sign Posting

    Have knowledge about the support services available through AZ society locally and tell people about them any time it feels appropriate

    Have leaflets avaliable