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Aston-cum Aughton Parish Council - Rotherham

Aston-cum Aughton Parish Council forms part of the Borough of Rotherham Metropolitan District in South Yorkshire. It has a population of around 15000 and is an independent corporate body originally created in 1894. Civil parishes in their modern sense were established afresh in 1894, by the Local Government Act 1894. The Act abolished vestries and established elected parish councils, Aston-cum-Aughton being one, in rural civil parishes. They were created to reinvigorate local communities and give them a voice. The functions of local government, the civil parish, were formally separated from those of the Church, whose functions were covered by Parochial Church Councils. These new parish councils were grouped into rural districts. Aston-cum-Aughton’s first Parish Council meeting took place on 31 December 1894. More parishes were created in 1974 following the Local Government Act 1972, when the previous middle tier of local government (urban and rural district councils) was dissolved. As the new boroughs and districts were larger, new parishes were created to ensure that communities still had a voice. Many of these new parishes were in urban areas. Parishes have seen extra discretionary functions added but remain largely unchanged – they have escaped many of the changes imposed by Westminster on other layers of local government. With small numbers of new parishes being created each year, parishes remain part of the structure of local government.

24 October 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Authorities
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?

We understand that two thirds of people with Dementia live in the community and that the numbers are increasing.

It is important for people to feel safe and welcome in the community we can help this happen by being understanding and learning more about the difficulties a person with dementia might experience.

We can also tell people about support services that are available in the local area.    

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

There are limited recourses available to achieve the required level of attention needed to cascade this information and this will always be a challenge

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness / Dementia Friends

    The Parish Council could agree to  gain more knowledge about Dementia and how to become dementia friendly by attending a Dementia Awareness session provided by RDAA . We will support Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance in its aim to make your area Dementia Friendly encouraging organisations and businesses  to get involved and promoting the concept of Dementia Friendly communities The Parish Council agree to let their Parish hall be used to run a number of Dementia Friends sessions( information attached ) to sign as many people in in the area as dementia friends as possible and to consider organisations becoming members of the Alliance and looking at ways of becoming dementia friendly. The Parish Council  agree to help promote these sessions.
  • Promotion of Dementia freindly communities

    The Parish Council will pass the information on to as many community organisations and faith groups in Aston-cum-Aughton and help to consider if there are ways that they could play a constructive part in this work.
  • Herbert Protocol and Home Safety Checks

    We agree to promote the benifits of adopting Herbert Protocol and having heome safety checks if you are living will dementia