Westbury Baptist Church
We are a Baptist Church that seeks to be a Christian Community at the heart of the neighbourhood
- 30 November 2019
- South West
- Faith Groups
- Local Alliances:
- Bristol 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 are continually seeking to reduce the stigma and embarrassment of Dementia and we welcome people living with Dementia into our premises and activities whether they are faith based or not.
We host Happy Days Memory Cafe on the first Friday of every month 2-pm for people living with dementia and their loved ones.
We have also hosted annual Dementia Friendly Church events.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We will review the effectiveness of our actions by continual monitoring and assessment
Since July 2013, we have:-
- Run three Dementia Friends sessions at church
- Run a Dementia Friends sessions for our Happy Days Memory Café volunteers
- Encouraged two people to become Dementia Friends Champions
- Run five Dementia Friends Champions conferences
- Hosted two Dementia awareness roadshows at the church (others elsewhere)
- Run stalls at local events to increase awareness of Dementia
- Launched Bristol DAA on 9th July 2013
- Opened our “Happy Days Memory Café” in November 2015
- Ran Dementia Friends sessions for our Happy Days Memory Café volunteers
- Linked up with other Memory Cafes to offer encouragement and support
Ensuring our premises are dementia friendly
Check our building to see if it is dementia Friendly – ongoing
- Being implemented
Dementia Friendly Church
We run annual Dementia Friendly Church events
Please see here for further details: https://www.bdaa.org.uk/help-advice/dementia-friendly-church/