Fordingbridge Town Council(FTC) & Fordingbridge Information Office (FIO)

Fordingbridge Town Council aims to improve the quality of life for the residents of Fordingbridge. To this end, we pledge to: •Provide high standard and cost-effective services to help meet the needs and wishes of local residents •Engage in open dialogue with residents to understand their needs and together, work out how we can address those needs within the resources and powers available to the Town Council. •Actively pursue a representational role. •Assist, encourage and empower groups and individuals to address local needs. •Promote the best interest of the town for the betterment of the local and greater community •Work together with all sections of the community •Engage in the protection of the environment within the means of the Council The Town Council also provides the Fordingbridge Information Office service which offers a wide range of information on Town Council Services, New Forest District Council Services and Visit

Updated:
8 February 2017
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

Fordingbridge Town Council (FTC) believes in enabling people to live well with dementia. Within our community we will strive to create a positive environment that supports and includes those affected by dementia.

We aim to train staff to be sensitive to the needs of people with dementia and their carers. Make information available and accessible to people with dementia and their carers.

Promote local support services for people with dementia and their carers Champion an awareness of dementia with key partners and through local initiatives

We will sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance: this includes a commitment to action. Staff will be trained to understand dementia and encouraged to sign up to be a Dementia Friend.

Develop   an ethos of  inclusion where small gestures/actions are seen to make a positive difference to the lives of those living with dementia

Outside the Council we will actively promote the notion of the Dementia Friendly High Street and encourage businesses to commit to join the scheme including their entire customer facing staff to receive an awareness session.

 

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

  • Raising awareness and commitment across the workforce and its partners.

  • Engaging local organisations and sharing the importance of dementia friendly communities

  • Making Dementia relevant to various agencies

  • Time allocated for staff attendance at awareness sessions and at meetings

  • Practical support and resources to fulfil the aims of tangible actions including financial constraints

2. Actions

  • Review the dementia friendliness of signage provided by the Town Council

    Consider the appropriateness of current signage and identify those signs which need replacing or adapting

     

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Promote a Dementia Friendly High Street

    Actively promote the Dementia Friendly ethos to Fordingbridge businesses and local community organisations Dementia. Encourage  sign up to Dementia friends training

     

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Promote a Dementia Friendly High Street

    Actively promote the Dementia Friendly ethos to Fordingbridge businesses and local community organisations Dementia. Encourage  sign up to Dementia friends training

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff and council members receive appropriate dementia awareness training

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    All front facing staff and council members have received Dementia Awareness training