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The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia

Set up in 2015 the Charity supports those with dementia, their Carer/family members within South Warwickshire. We initiated the setting up of the Carer Navigator scheme with Age UK Warwickshire and also currently two active supports groups, Connections Café in Harbury village and Triple Link Group at the Brunswick Centre in Leamington Spa. We continue to deliver free dementia awareness talks to varying groups within the area, and continue to look for other opportunities to set up and finance additional support groups within South Warwickshire.

Updated:
5 May 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Charity, Community organisations, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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?

Our charity works now with local individuals and organisations in raising awareness of dementia and in the setting up of bespoke support groups for local people living with a dementia and their family carer. We assist in recruiting local volunteers, including delivering their training to support the sessions and funding as necessary any set up costs.

Our initial project was the setting up and funding via AGE UK Warwickshire of the Carer Navigator Scheme in Leamington Spa.

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

A lack of joined up thinking between the varying major agencies who are involved in dementia support and advice.

2. Actions

  • Set up an additional support group within South Warwickshire

    Assessing need and potential within varying villages within the rural areas of South Wawickshire. Identifying e.g.  local Councillors, GP's leading to discussion on local need within Dementia care and support.

    Developing a strategy to raise awareness locally and recruit volunteers, identify a suitable local venue, agree a suitable day, time period and frequency of the proposed sessions.

    Identify and recruit if necessary local people/groups who might deliver varying activities etc. within sessions. Arrange/deliver as appropriate any training needs.

     Advertise by word of mouth and poster etc. within the community of the group details and planned dates etc.

    Start up, evaluate and evolve.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Lillington support group

    Plans are underway to organise and deliver a local dementia support group for the Lillington area. Initial meetings have taken place with representives of the community, the local council and WCAVA and a date set for a dementia awareness talk to be given in the community hall in April.

    From that we would hope to start the process of getting local volunteers involved ,followed by their initial training.

    After that we hope to set a date to start the group, plan activities, publicise and encourage participation.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Claverdon Village dementia awareness

    Following talks with Claverdon Village community representatives, it has been agreed to hold an intial Dementia Awareness session in their Church Hall in May. It is possible if there is seen to be a need within the local area for a regular support group to be formed, then we will proceed with that objective.

    Status:
    Investigating

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member