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St John's Church, Kimberworth Park

St John’s is a small church with an electoral roll of around 45 and average Sunday attendance of around 35. Most of us live in the parish and our focus is on the estate. We are here to serve and to share, in word and action, something of what it means to follow Jesus Christ. We want more people to know him and we want to reflect his love in helping to make a difference in the life of our community. Our Sunday services and midweek activities are for members and non-members alike. Being part of a wider community is important for us, in our relationships with friends of the church, as a member of the Kimberworth Park Community Partnership, in our Mission Partnership with three neighbouring parishes, and through our link with our sister church in Argentina.

Updated:
6 November 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Faith Groups
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 and we can help this happen by being understanding and learning more about the difficulties a person with dementia might experience.

We therefore aim to:

  • improve our knowledge of how to become more dementia-friendly
  • increase the consideration we give to people with dementia and their families.

 

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

  • Gaining acess to  all the possibilies available to us and ways to embed this knowledge
  • Considering how to cascade this knowledge about dementia 

Acknowledging that we have many different elements of pastoral care to consider alongside dementia

2. Actions

  • Encouraging wider support of people with dementia

    Finding ways to share the current support across a larger number of people.

    Keeping dementia care and support on our agenda  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Cascading and increasing knowledge and understanding about dementia

    • Briefing pastoral carers and others, using some of the short videos at relevant church events • Finding further ways of cascading knowledge about dementia • Cascading knowledge about the importance of: - encouraging preventive actions - Home Safety checks - Herbert protocol (information gathering form to help if a person with dementia goes missing) - Alzheimers Society support services.
    Status:
    Planning
  • Community support

    Continuing involvement with Kimberworth Park Community Partnership, encouraging people who offer support to take part in one of the short training sessions, e.g. at the Chislett Centre 

    Supporting related community-wide activities at the Chislett such as their memory cafe.

    Status:
    Planning