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Westfield United Reformed Church

We are a church situated on the edge of a village with mostly an elderly congregation. We have a Sunday morning service, prayer meeting in the church once a week, a Lunch Club once a month, Toddler Church twice a week, Singing Group once a month, gardening club once a month and we also have Guides and Brownies and a Youth group run by outside organisations.

Updated:
18 November 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Faith Groups, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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 seek to support people with dementia –enabling them to continue attending their church for as long as possible through; staff awareness of the stages of dementia, a positive and a proactive approach to supporting our users, making the physical environment as dementia friendly as possible and give support to family and carers.

 

 

 

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

Making sure all staff are kept up to date with dementia awareness –training course and input from other groups. Make changes to our physical environment as and when funds permit.           

Member website

www.westfieldurc.org

2. Actions

  • To learn about dementia and how it effects the person and the people who care for them.

    Some staff have already been on a training course, this will be offered wider. This will help us understand the condition better and to know how to support the person living with dementia as well as their family and carers. Keep in touch with other groups in the area and signpost if nessesary.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To make our physical environment as friendly as possible (internal)

    Our church prides itself in providing a warm, friendly welcome to everyone who visits us. We have a loop system in place, a warm well lit building, hymn numbers are displayed and can be sung from the hymn book or the overhead projector.

    Our hall has now been updated with clear signage for the toilets.

    Future actions for us : decoration and new carpets in both church and hall-when funds allow.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To make our physical environment as friendly as possible (external)

    We are in the process of replacing the steps between our church and hall with a ramp. Some of the flag stones from pavement to church are uneven-trip hazard-needs looking at.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member