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Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership

We are Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, covering the Line from Chester to Manchester through Northwich, Knutsford & Altrincham. Our aim is to encourage people to use their local rail service and spend their money along the Line. We encourage volunteers to get involved at their local station & we work with partners to improve stations and services on the Line. Put simply we link the community to their railway. We organise events like music trains, we have produced rail walk booklets, rail cycle leaflets, postcards, coasters and mugs. We give talks about community rail.

10 January 2017
North West
Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
West Cheshire 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 can encourage our partners and volunteers to undertake the dementia awareness training and become more dementia aware.

We can look at creating railway memory boxes as everyone has a railway story to tell whether they like trains or not.

We can look at how we might become more dementia friendly in what we do.

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

Time in a very busy role, encouraging people to think about dementia & how it might be relevant to a community rail project.

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2. Actions

  • Create railway memory boxes

    Put together railway memory boxes that could be used to encourage people to share their stories and talk about their lives. There is a real passion for the railway & everyone has a railway story to tell, the railway is an excellent way to get people reminiscing. The boxes could include timetables, photos of trains & stations, tickets and could include modern items and historic items.
  • Encourage community rail volunteers & community rail partners to undertake dementia awareness training

    Share details of awareness sessions and encourage volunteers and partners to get involved.

  • Dementia Friendly rail events

    Look at what the community rail partnership, working with partners, could offer those who have dementia & their carers in terms of activities either on the train, at stations or related to the railway.