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South Downs Leisure

We provide leisure activities to Worthing from 5 main sites, Worthing Leisure Centre, Davison Leisure Centre, Splashpoint Centre, Field Place and the Fitness Centre at Worthing College. We also organise events including celebration parties, weddings and wakes.

Updated:
10 November 2016
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Health, Hospitality, Recreation, Retail, Businesses and shops, Charity, Children Young People and Students
Local Alliances:
Worthing 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?

We aim to make all of our centres welcoming and accessible for people affected by dementia.  We will encourage all staff to attend a dementia friends awareness session as part of their employment with us.

We are aiming to become completly dementia friendly by May 2017

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

Monitoring the personal development of 400+ staff.  We will build dementia awareness training into staff induction, to make monitoring easier and kept on file.

2. Actions

  • To identify dementia champion(s) and facilitate sessions for all staff

    As a result of recent dementia friends awareness sessions a couple of people have been identified as wishing to become dementia friends champions.  Once we have in house dementia friends champions our aim is for as many of our 400+ staff as possible to become dementia friends.  We will support our champions to deliver the dementia awareness information sessions in a timely manner.

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  • To consult with people affected by dementia

    To make contact and invite people affected by dementia to use our services and provide feedback on their experiences.  We will work closely with the local group, the Worthing Town Criers and other community groups to gain productive feedback that we can use to ensure our environment and services are more dementia friendly.

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  • To plan and launch an event during Dementia Awareness Week May 2017

    We will raise the awareness of South Downs Leisure becoming more dementia friendly throughout the community.  Dementia champions will be instrumental to this, connecting with the public and community groups.  SDL will plan an event to be launched during dementia awareness week.

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  • To plan and launch an event during Dementia Awareness Week May 2017

    We will raise the awareness of South Downs Leisure becoming more dementia friendly throughout the community.  Dementia champions will be instrumental to this, connecting with the public and community groups.  SDL will plan an event to be launched during dementia awareness week.

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