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HAMARA Healthy Living Centre

We are a charity centre bringing communities from all ages together through various activities and services. We have recently set up a dementia café that will run on Thursdays, with activities including local visits, exercise groups and traditional foods.

10 August 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Charity, Community organisations, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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 want to support people with dementia and carers through our weekly activities and café. We will have different activities people can get involved in each week, and we hope to set up a monthly event called 'Golden Oldies' with films and more, to act as a reminiscence for people with dementia.

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

The biggest challenge is attracting people to our new services. We will try to overcome this by telling existing groups about it, contacting local organisations such as our GP and other partnerships, and promoting our service well to all who come to the centre with leaflets.

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2. Actions

  • Create a stategy to attract people to dementia friendly group

    The dementia café and activities are in place, we now need to attract new users. We will create a strategy of how to locate and approach people with dementia to ensure they know about our services.

  • Set up a steering group

    We want to set up a steering group for our dementia friendly work. We want to involve a mixture of professionals and community members from diverse backgrounds to support the project.

  • Hold a monthly 'Golden Oldies' event

    Once a month we will hold entertainment at the centre. We will screen old films, play classic songs and dances, all aiming at reminiscence for people with dementia. We also hope this will encourage people to join our weekly activities.