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Samaritans Tamworth

We are a voluntary organisation that provides emotional support to people in crisis/suicidal over the telephone, via text, email and face to face. We take part in a range of publicity events and outreach programmes. We offer support in prison and in schools.

Updated:
2 February 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector, Charity
Local Alliances:
Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community

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 want to be a DAA member to better increase our knowledge and awareness of dementia. We want to be able to offer more informed support to our service users. We will be able to establish what actions are important locally through our publicity and outreach events and also through our twitter. We will also be able to speak to our service users about what kind of support they find most effective, and use that as constructive feed back.

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

Our challenges will be any potential confidentiality issues that may arise whilst delivering support. Also budget for publicity materials and the number of volunteers we can gather to attend and develop dementia awareness publicity models.

2. Actions

  • Signposting

    We will aim to have an extensive knowledge of local and national dementia support groups and contact details of dementia organisations. We will use this knowledge to signpost our callers to organisations that can provide more in depth information and support.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Volunteer Awareness

    We will aim to raise dementia awareness throughout or branch. We will put up informative posters and materials. We will regularly keep our volunteers updated on our membership with the DAA and anything we do within the branch to do with Dementia Awareness. We will also look at holding a Dementia Awareness session in our branch provided by Tina Clements.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Online Presence

    We will aim to increase our online presence by posting things relevant to dementia support and awareness. We will post informative articles on our twitter feed and provide relevant information. We will also aim to have a section on our website about our membership with the DAA and any training/support we can offer.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member