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Making Space (Bury)

Making Space has been working in healthcare, support and enablement services for 30 years now – originally supporting people affected by mental health conditions. More recently the organisation has resolved to use all of the experience it has gained to extend its service to any group of people who are in need of care and support, including physical and/or mental health conditions and people with learning disabilities and dementia, AND their carers.

28 October 2014
North West
Care, Health, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bury 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?

As an organisation, dignity and respect remains the cornerstone of our approach to caring for those with dementia. The most appropriate medical, social and nursing care for each person is always followed, with the emphasis on helping to provide an enjoyable everyday life. We’ve also developed a new and innovative approach to dementia care. Our view is simple –people with dementia have a right to continue living life as they have always done...for as long as

Possible. It’s an approach which can be summed up in just three words – Quality, Lifestyle, and Personalised.

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

The lack of knowledge on dementia and how it effects the person with dementia and their families in their everyday life.

Member contacts


Member website


2. Actions

  • Maintain and develop dementia cafes

    Maintain and develop dementia cafes which are self funded - the development of the pop up cafes in the community by Sept 2015

  • Hard to reach groups

    Look to maintain exisiting service and develop services for hard to reach parts of the community by 2014.We have been working with ADAB in have worked in Partnership in developing the awareness within the BME communities and GP's.

  • Develop a Bury Making Space Dementia Friendly Community

    Continue to develop the membership base for the Making Space Dementia Friendly Community work in Bury throughout 2015


    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The introduction of the Bury DAA in Decemeber 2014 has enabled the dementia friendly communities work to grow with success in raising awarness of dementia within the community.

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The growing members and work of the alliance has been a great success.-Full details of members and their actions on the Bury DAA webpage.

  • Pop up dementia cafes

    Scope the feasibility of pop up dementia cafes and measure their impact on local diagnosis rates -project to end Sept 2015.


  • Partnership Working

    Continue to demonstrate partnership working with other organisations and develop new links with other organisations in order to create services which reflect the needs of local clients.