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Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Leeds Rhinos Foundation is the official charity of Leeds Rhinos. We deliver projects in the heart of the community by harnessing the power of sport to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals' lives. As Leeds Rhinos' charity we have a unique opportunity to truly change lives through sport. The Leeds Rhinos Foundation delivers a range of projects under its five principles of Education, Health, Sport, Art and Heritage.

5 July 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Arts, Businesses and shops, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Education Sector, Health, Hospitality, Local Authorities, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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 we want to create a supportive environment for those accessing our games, community support groups and our local community and fans alike.

Each and every individual having an association with the club and stadiums on match days or not, we want to feel supported and able to access support when needed

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

The challenges faced would be the scale of support we could offer particularly at events such as the matches, we would also need to ensure key members of staff in the large staffing team are trained and supported.

2. Actions

  • To support the Leeds Peer Support Service and provide reminiscence for people with dementia

    We will continue to host monthly sessions in partnership with Leeds Peer Support service for those affected by Dementia and their carers at the Headingley Stadium. Providing refreshments, facilities, key speakers and activities for those attending each month to facilitate discussions, relive fond memories, and share tales of rugby league for all attending.

  • To train front line stadium staff with Dementia friends sessions

    To provide front line staff with a deeper understanding, skills and knowledge to be able to support those with dementia when accessing services ran by the L R Foundation or attending the stadium for an event.

  • To work with DAA to make the stadium a Dementia friendly environment

    Taking advice, feedback and making alterations where able from DAA with the hope to be able to make the facilities accessible by the public as Dementia friendly as able, e.g. making sure signage around the ground is suitable.