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Colchester Borough Council

Provision of Local Government Services

11 January 2018
East of England
Businesses and shops, Communication, Community organisations, Health, Housing Sector, Legal, Local Authorities, Telecare
Local Alliances:
Colchester 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?

  • providing accessible services to improve quality of life for all residents, including people with dementia
  • providing a community based workforce with the skills and training to be supportive of the needs of people with dementia and their family carers
  • to enable development of dementia friendly communities, providing local leadership to organisations to create an environment, supported housing and community facilities which is supportive of the needs of residents and visitors living with dementia and their family carers
  • work with health and voluntary sector partners to promote messages and services which inform the public about dementia and how to reduce their risk of developing dementia.

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

Creating and maintaining committed partnerships within the Colchester Dementia Action Alliance at a time of continual change and financial uncertainty, particularly in the local health economy.

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2. Actions

  • Facilitate the development of Dementia Friendly Communities in Colchester

    Through the One Colchester Strategic Partnership Colchester Borough Council as a community leader will work with local businesses, services and groups to champion dementia awareness and dementia friendly communities.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Make Colchester Borough Council a dementia friendly workplace

    CBC will roll out dementia friends awareness raising for all customer facing staff.

    New staff will have a dementia friends session as part of their induction process within six months of joining.

    Offer ‘Dementia Friends Champions’ training and role as a personal development opportunity to staff members.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Work with the Safer Colchester Partnership to extend the Keep Safe scheme to include people with living with dementia and their carers

    Ensure that people with dementia feel safe and secure out and about in the community and are enabled to lead an independent life for as long as possible.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Oversee the submission of individual service specific action plans for the full range of Council services

    Work with lead officers to ensure that dementia awareness is incorporated within all relevant Council services.

    Drafting and submission of service specific plans and initiatives e.g. library/community hub, call centre, HelpLine, Leisure World, Regulatory Services (Licensing & Environmental Health)

    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member