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Cheshire County Football Association

Supporting football since 1878. The Cheshire Football Association is the not-for-profit governing body for all football in Cheshire and is responsible for the governance, organisation, education and development of grassroots football. Cheshire FA works in conjunction with the National Football Association and is an enterprising and dynamic SME based in the heart of the county. Cheshire FA works towards a strategic framework which looks to inwardly invest into key aspects of the game. Over £24 million pounds has been invested into facilities supporting the local football infrastructure and over £4 million pounds into revenue projects.

4 January 2017
North West
Local Alliances:
Cheshire East Dementia Action Alliance, West Cheshire Dementia Action Alliance, Halton Dementia Action Alliance , Warrington Dementia Action Alliance, Wirral DAA

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?

Cheshire FA are extremely proud of our disability football network across the county.

It is our aim to engage as many players with an impairment or disability, both male and female, signposting them to the most appropriate football opportunity.

We will also support clubs and organisations in developing their own opportunity should they wish to do so.  Cheshire FA have been working with Alzheimers Society to develop sustainable activities based on football for those living with dementia and their carers with a view to expanding this across the wider community.

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

Challenges could include limited resources to roll out activities to as many people would like to access them, therefore the aim is to train people within organisations to be able to deliver the activities and make this a sustainable project.

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2. Actions

  • All current staff to become Dementia Friends

    A session to be booked for the whole team to become Dementia Friends

  • Develop dementia friendly activities within a football environment

    To explore and develop activities that can be delivered across a wide range of communities using gentle exercise and reminiscence activities.

    Being implemented
  • Work with the Alliance on other sport and leisure activities

    As part of the DAA, to attend the quarterly meetings when we can and work towards the aim of Cheshire East being a Dementia Friendly Community.