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