Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture
Magna Vitae is a not for profit charitable trust which was set up in January 2015 to deliver Health, Leisure and Cultural services on behalf of East Lindsey District Council. Magna Vitae is about improving the lives of people within East Lindsey through Sport, Art, Health and Culture.
- 8 July 2019
- East Midlands
- Arts, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioners Sector, Community organisations, Health, Hospices
- Local Alliances:
- Skegness Area Dementia Action Alliance, East Lindsey 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?
Magna Vitae is funded by Louth and District Hospice to deliver 'Still Me' which provides social, physical and cultural activity for people with life-limiting illnesses and their carers. Sessions are dementia friendly and are generally aimed at older participants. Activities take place in community venues around East Lindsey and aim to provide fun activities enabling people to live well with their condition while enabling signposting to other support services available in the area. Magna Vitae also holds dementia friendly swimming sessions at the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth each Monday at 12 noon.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Some of the workforce within Magna Vitae, especially those based in Leisure facilities, are younger casual staff which means we have quite a fast turnover of staff which means keeping staff trained in Dementia friends for example is a challenge. We now have 2 staff Dementia Champions and are working to have a programme of workshops as part of annual, mandatory training.
Ongoing Dementia Friends training sessions for all staff, with the aim of bringing Dementia Friends into staff induction.
Become a member of local DAA
For representatives from Magna Vitae to be an active member of the local DAA and help deliver/chair meetings as required.
- Being implemented
Participation in Dementia Awareness week
Deliver sessions in partnership with other local organisations as part of Dementia Awareness week, including supporting a local charity walk