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Broadway United Reformed Church

Our church has around 50 weekly attendees at Sunday service. It is well known within the local community. We have a good standard hall with well equipped kitchen and other facilities that support local organisations and activities for all ages. Most of our community activities have no faith content. Over 200 people use the facilities weekly or at least once in a month. We proactively identify areas of need in the local community and find ways for it to be addressed. We may signpost people to activities that already exist, or work with partners to create suitable activities. In particular for older people loneliness and health are issues so we seek to help them feel better and enjoy life more by providing sessions including table games , exercise , internet/computing, crafts. We have identified that the number of people living with Dementia is increasing and want to help.

Updated:
29 November 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Faith Groups, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Schools, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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 proactively contribute to the provision of activities that address needs, such as loneliness and mobility, and help people to live well with Dementia including carers, family and friends. Our activities are carefully designed and modified with our partners and attendees. They are welcoming, friendly and relaxed. People can choose from our range of activities and decide what they want to do in any particular session. Attendees say that the social side of the activities is just as worthwhile to them as the content of the session. Our Outreach Development Worker is a Dementia Champion and we seek to raise awareness of Dementia and signpost people to other organisations for further support.

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

We need advice on the specific actions that would help us adjust our activities and facilities to optimise the benefits to people living with Dementia. We need to know local people and organisations that are specialist and experienced to help train volunteers and help with delivery and development of our activities. We need to know how to appeal to people living with Dementia. We want help to set up a new group for people living with Dementia and their carers, family and friends

Member website

broadwayurc-worcs.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Research need in local community and how our activities and facilities can be made more Dementia Friendly

    Outreach Development Worker to be trained as Dementia Champion.

    Contact and meet other organisations and visit Alcester Cafe.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Gain buy in of church and partner organisations. Create plan to develop current activities/facilities and co-design new ones

    Discuss with church elders and other organisations.

    Run Dementia awareness sessions.

    Create plan to develop current activities/facilities and co-design new ones.

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Make changes to current activities and launch new sessions

    Co-designed changes to existing sessions

    Today's Our Day will be launched on 27th October 2016

    Enroling volunteer helpers and people living with dementia

    Launch, monitor and adapt

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member