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Activeregen - Rotherham

Developing healthier lifestyles, that include sport and physical activity can significantly improve the lives of people within the South Yorkshire… Active Regen provides physical activity and sports programmes for people of all ages from 5 years to older frailer adults. We hope everyone who takes part in an Active Regen programme learns to enjoy sport and physical activity and this becomes a part of their daily lives. We encourage children, young people and adults to try new sports and physical activities and to become involved not only as participants but as coaches, referees or umpires as either a volunteer or as a paid member of the team. Becoming more active can result in improvements in health. Along with the health benefits of participating in sport on a regular basis we believe that children and young people can learn important life skills such as respect, self-discipline, fair play and how to deal with winning and losing, success and disappointment. These core values and operating principles are fundamental to the way that we work at Active Regen • We have a variety of sessions available for adults within the Rotherham area Monday: Kiveton Village Hall – 10am to 12 noon • Weds: The Lanes Community Centre, Herringthorpe – 1.30pm to 3.30pm • Thursday: Rawmarsh Service centre (inside the library) – 10am to 12 noon • Friday: Maltby Edward Dunn Building – 10am to 12 noon

Updated:
8 September 2016
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

Our sessions are inclusive and we welcome people with dementia and their carers.

Keeping physically active is beneficial to give people a sense of purpose and wellbeing it gets people out and about and prevents social isolation.

We are inclusive to people of all disabilities and illnesses/ long term medical conditions recognising the high importance of helping people to live well in their own communities for as long as possible.

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

We as an organisation need to have the knowledge about dementia to ensure we are aware of some of the possible difficulties a person with dementia may be experiencing.

We also need to find a way of cascading this knowledge to our team and volunteers to ensure this knowledge is embedded for the future.  

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness and Dementia Friends

    We will enhance and develop dementia awareness to our teams and all become dementia friends Giving the staff group a greater knowledge and a firmer understanding of the physical links of some forms of dementia that may be important for people going physical exercise. We will look for ways of cascading dementia knowledge within volunteers. We will gain access to the Dementia friends video clips for organisations an embed suitable clips in our training programme
    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Group

    We will develop a group for people with dementia working in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Society .

    Further developing skills and knowledge about dementia and enhancing the services available for people with dementia and their cares in Rotherham.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Signposting

    We will gain knowledge about the Alzheimer’s society services and literature and signpost and inform people about their services.

    We will keep copies of useful information that we could give to families affected by dementia  where appropriate.

    We will consider creating a pack of helpful info that we could give to families.

    We will develop information for staff that will include information about support services.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Signage

    We will be advised by RDAA about appropriate signage that could be put up during session to help people with dementia navigate to the toilet etc.

    We will also display the working to be dementia friendly logo during sessions to make people with dementia and their carers know we are supportive of their needs and have dementia knowledge.

     

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Herbert Protocol

    We will inform families about the Herbert protocol information gathering tool and encourage them to complete this we will all recommend that we have a copy for us to have on record particularly for the people with dementia who are left at our sessions without carers.
    Status:
    Planning
  • Knowledge and promotion of DAA’s

    We will ensure that all our team know that Activregen are members of RDAA and promote the work being done to make communities dementia friendly. We will promote our involvement by using the logos on our literature. We will follow and promote RDAA on social media Face Book - Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance
    Status:
    Planning