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Felixstowe Town Council

Felixstowe Town Council is the local level of government for the residents of Felixstowe. Sixteen Town Councillors have been elected to cover the five ward areas to serve the town and act as a voice of the residents. Felixstowe Town Council has an office based at the Town Hall, Undercliff Road West and maintains Felixstowe Cemetery, 5 allotment sites, two Community Halls, and the Town Hall. It has a small grants budget, and welcomes applications from local organisations. The Mayor attends Civic Events in the Town, and raises money for local charities during their civic year. Felixstowe Town Council is committed to working in partnership with local organisations and is committed to helping to achieve the actions in this Dementia Declaration.

Updated:
2 February 2017
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Felixstowe 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?

Felixstowe Town Council aims to improve awareness, knowledge and understanding of dementia, and make Felixstowe a dementia friendly town. It will work with businesses and organisations in the town to enable people living with dementia to be part of the community and to continue to do daily and social activities. The Town Council will help ensure the safety of people with dementia in the Town where it can and is able to do so.

Felixstowe Town Council will ensure that all the staff and Councillors are familiar with the Action Plan and the Town Council’s website will have details of the Local Dementia Action Alliance to encourage other people of the Town to be ’Dementia Aware’.

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

Ensuring all Members and staff are made aware of this Action Plan and are given opportunities to increase their understanding of dementia.

Recognising and dealing with people who have dementia, both in visiting our offices and on the telephone, ensuring staff are trained to ensure good customer service, help and information is provided.

Member website

www.felixstowe.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Promotion of Dementia Action Alliance

    The Dementia Action Alliance information will be displayed on the Felixstowe Town Council’s website http://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/partner/felixstowe-dementia-action-alliance/ and information provided by the Dementia Action Alliance will be published in the Town Council’s newsletter and put on the noticeboard inside the Town Hall.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Join the Felixstowe DAA

    Join the Felixstowe DAA , attend local dementia alliance meetings and provide support.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia awareness

    We will encourage Councillors, staff and other local contacts to undertake free dementia awareness sessions, such as: Become a Dementia Friend by watching the online video or attending an information session https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ Undertake Scie (Social care institute for excellence) eLearning: The Open Dementia Programme http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/dementia/index.asp

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member