Lincoln City FC Sport and Education Trust
Lincoln City FC Sport & Education Trust is a registered charity based at Lincoln City Football Club. The Sport & Education Trust was born out of Football in the Community and in recent years has evolved to meet the needs of the local community. Our mission is to create and provide opportunities that inspires individuals and communities to improve their physical, social or mental wellbeing through active participation
- 4 January 2017
- East Midlands
- Charity, Children Young People and Students, Health, Schools
- Local Alliances:
- East Midlands Regional Board , Lincoln 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?
Lincoln City FC Sport and Education Trust aim is to introduce and increase the awareness of dementia through building a partnership with the community and encouraging a development into a dementia friendly community. Creating activity sessions involving dementia patients and carers to maintain their condition and decrease the effects of dementia including carer support. Being a dementia friendly club we are looking to train the community staff to become dementia aware encouraging a better understanding of dementia and provide appropriate services. Including and becoming involved with dementia partners to allow more access to local facilities for residents and carers including signposted facilities around public places like the football stadium.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Lincoln City FC Sport and Education Trust are always looking for ways to improve the community and being associated with dementia awareness is one of our challenges we will set for the near future. Our challenges include awareness of dementia in Lincoln and associate the dementia partners with the community. Another important challenge we would like to create and build a better access link to public places so dementia patients can access buildings without difficulty. Engaging exercise with dementia patients is important as the brain is constantly being engaged potentially decreasing the effects of dementia. Looking at challenges involving delivery of exercise sessions to dementia patients and to the community would encourage dementia awareness and the importance of being active throughout the years.
Lincoln City Football Club to become a dementia friendly stadium
To work with the DAA to work towards becoming a Dementia friendly environement where staff have ben trained to become Dementia friends, improved signage to make areas and facilites clearer and provide a space required where people can go during football matches. Creating a enviroment for families and people with dementia can come along and enjoy a football match together.
Be a provider of Dementia Friends Training
Building with our links within the community we want to deliver the Dementia Friends training to other local organsations across Lincoln to create a more Dementia friendly city.
- Being implemented
Deliver our sporting memories programme
A programme created by us as an organisation, would like to provide an opportunity for people with dementia and carers to come and share their memories around sport. The focus of the programme will involve all sports, not just football, as many sporting individuals like to discuss and engage with all sports.
Deliver a physical activity session to people with dementia
People with dementia will have the opportunity through Lincoln City FC to come and participate in a physical activity sessions. There will also be a social space available for people with dementia and carers to come along to even if they do not wish to join the physical activity session.