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Rotherham Older Peoples Forum

We are a user led organisation committed to tackling the issues facing older people in the Rotherham borough. Holding monthly meetings at a range of venues around the area, we are able to engage local communities in order to find out what matters most to them. This enables us to focus our energies directly and actively on the right issues, and in the right way. From the local Council and voluntary organisations to South Yorkshire Police and the local health authorities, we have many partners with whom we enjoy regular discussion, so we are able to directly raise with them the issues you have told us matter to you. We are an active, inclusive and dynamic group dedicated to giving a voice to those older members of the community who may otherwise feel ignored. Our job is to ensure that the right messages get delivered to the right people, and that the right problems are solved in the right way.

28 June 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
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?

As our focus is the older people in Rotherham and the numbers of people with dementia is increasing, we are very aware this needs to be one of our concerns.

By increasing our own awareness of dementia we will be able to ensure we knowledgably keep dementia and the issues and problems dementia causes on our agenda. By working with RDAA we can raise issues that we can become aware of to help look  for solutions and increase the awareness of others

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

Ensuring that we keep dementia on our agenda and that all our new members have enough knowledge about the issues and problems a person with dementia and their family and carers may be have. We will also need to ensure that the forum has a clear understanding about the work of RDAA

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness and Dementia Friends

    We will arrange a dementia awareness session though RDAA to increase our knowledge and this will give us the opportunity to become dementia friends and obtain out DF badges we will wear the badges to help increase other people’s awareness of the DF scheme and to help people with Dementia become aware of the work that is being done on their behalf.

  • Promotion of the work of RDAA

    We will ensure that our members help to raise the awareness of the alliance and introduce the concept of this work to other groups they may be involved with, in the hope of increasing the RDAA membership and the knowledge of others about dementia.                                                                            We will work with the alliance to bring issues and concerns we hear of to their attention.

    We will use the RDAA logo and the Working towards being dementia Friendly logo to further raise awareness of the work being done to make Rotherham a Dementia Friendly town.

    Make sure your plan is practical and achievable for your organisation.  One action may be right for a small group, please list no more than ten actions.  Highlights of your Action Plan will be published on the Dementia Action Alliance website.