Maghull Town Council
Maghull Town Council is the local government organisation for the town of Maghull.
- 25 May 2016
- North West
- Local Authorities
- 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?
We want to transform Maghull into a dementia friendly town. One of the ways we aim to do this is offering in-house dementia awareness training to local businesse, as well as to all staff employed by the council. Through creating a greater awareness around some of the difficulties people living with dementia face, we hope to support a much more inclusive environment that people with dementia and their carers can feel comfortable and secure in. By incorporating the needs of people living with dementia in to our future developments, we're able to create a town that's conscious of people's needs.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We understand that there is a stigma attached to people living with dementia and it is necessary to combat these beliefs and create a culture of understanding within our town. We want to make Maghull a community that is inclusive and supports all members.
Internal training for all staff
We will provide dementia awareness training to all our staff to ensure they are sensitive to the needs of the community and know how to support people living with dementia.
2016 - Second Quarter Update
Host a Dementia Friendly event every quarter
We will host an event specifically for people living with dementia and their carers every quarter.
- Being implemented
Dementia training for local businesses
We will provide in-house dementia awareness training to local businesses, allowing them to become a part of our local Dementia Friends network and publicised as a welcoming space for people living with dementia.