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Rochford District Council

The District Council is a democratically elected body that provides a range of key public services such as environmental health, refuse collection, street cleansing, leisure facilities, parks and open spaces, and planning.

16 January 2019
East of England
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford 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?

Rochford District Council's role is to support the Rochford Parish Dementia Action Alliance (in process of setting up) and to deliver its Action Plan to help improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. Through working with the local Health & Wellbeing Board and local groups supporting residents living with dementia we will ensure our work remains relevant.

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

We will review our actions / commitments on a quarterly basis and report back to the DAA.

2. Actions

  • To ensure that members of the Council's Leadership Team attend a Dementia Friends Session. To co-ordinate Dementia Friends sessions for Staff, Volunteers and Councillors at Rochford District Council.

    Members of the Council's Leadership Team including the Directors will take part in a Dementia Friends session in Sept 2016.

    To work with our local Dementia Friends Champion to offer Dementia Friends Sessions to staff, volunteers and Councillors.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Members of Leadership Team have attended a DF session. over half of all staff have attended a DF session. The second of two DF sessions for Members will be held in July.

  • To be a founding member of the Rochford Parish Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

    Support Rochford Parish Council in the setting up and running of the DAA. Facilitate the sharing of good practice by promoting the Rochford Parish DAA to other town/parish councils in the District.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Continue to support Parish Council in setting up Rochford Parish DAA. Promoted setting up DAA's in other parishes at Parish Summit earlier in 2017. 5 parishes have expressed an interest.

  • To continue to actively promote the Keep Safe Scheme to people living with Dementia and their carers.

    To establish where dementia groups take place and which organisations are coordinating them.

    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Working with our local CVS (Rayleigh & Rochford Assocation for Voluntary Service) to ensure Keep Safe Scheme is promoted in the District.