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Specsavers Ilkley

We look after the eyes and ears of the community of Ilkley.

26 May 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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?

Working in the relatively elderly community of Ilkley, many of our patients are affected by of dementia. Increasing their levels of vision and hearing can reduce the fears associated with living with dementia and increase their sensory perception.

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

Allocating enough time for all types of appointments, whether for sight tests, hearing tests, collections etc. Making sure there is room for both patient and carer. Being aware of the needs and possible additional fears experienced by patients with dementia.

2. Actions

  • Raise Awareness of dementia amongst staff.

     Dementia Friends session delivered on the 2nd February 2016. With full involvement of all team members.


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Making sure the premises are user-friendly for those with dementia

    Ensuring that any obstacles are minimised.

     Wide aisles between stands; grey, not black floormat to avoid appearance of a black hole when entering the store. Also, no low tables    


    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raising awareness amongst the local community

     Organisation of a Community Day

    Description: The Community Day will include a table stand from Dementia Friends along with other local organisations.   


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Utilising the skills and expertise of members of staff

    Utilising the knowledge and skills of several members of staff who have already worked in care homes and other environments in which they have supported members of the community with dementia.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member