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Taunton DAA Steering Group

This is the Steering Group for the Taunton DAA

Updated:
8 March 2018
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Local DAA Members, Arts, Businesses and shops, Care, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Taunton 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?

Through a research campaign we will identify the needs of local carers and people with Dementia in the Taunton area. This will be done via a series of questionnaires, talks at ‘Memory Cafes’, Care Homes and linked to other support organisations and individuals in the Taunton area.

The Steering group is made up of a range of organizations which are key to supporting the campaign to make Taunton a Dementia friendly town.

Rhian Bennet will inform the group about Somerset Council priorities.

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

We have identified key targets based on our aims and objectives listed above. The outcomes will be assessed against these targets and progress will be reviewed quarterly through the steering group meetings.

We will also re-visit people with dementia and see if things have improved: are there more activities available, are they more aware of them, are the retail and organisations in Taunton more dementia friendly etc.

2. Actions

  • Dementia awareness programme for retail and other organisations as well as schools and colleges in Taunton

    We will offer and run Dementia awareness programmes for retail and other organisations, schools and colleges in Taunton.

    We would like to have made contact with at least 80% of the businesses, schools and colleges in Taunton by 2018. We will also run refresher information sessions for Dementia Champions in the Taunton Deane area. Action: Richard Holt

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    These are the initial actions of the Taunton DAA

  • Identify the needs of local carers and people with dementia in the Taunton area.

    Through a research campaign we will identify the needs of local carers and people with dementia in the Taunton area. This will be done via a series of questionnaires, talks at ‘Memory Cafes’, care providers and linked to other support organisations in the Taunton area.

    Action : Brian Standring/Carol Sweeting

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    This is an initial action of the Taunton DAA

  • Develop relationships and promote Dementia Awareness through local networks and media.

    Contact local networks such as Rotary Club, Freemasons, NHS, U3A, Destination Taunton Group, Care Homes and ask them to promote Dementia awareness information sessions. Develop a communication strategy. i.e. Campaign on local radio, websites, facebook, twitter and regional TV.

    Action. Completed by April 2017.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    Initial Taunton DAA action