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Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire

We have our own tea rooms at the Volunteer Centre where Volunteers serve, make cake and lunches. We have a memory cafe and a meet and eat service bringing people living with dementia into the cafe for food and a sing song. We run this with Volunteers but have 2 paid members of staff.

27 April 2017
West Midlands
Charity, Community organisations, Voluntary, 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?

We run a memory cafe were carers talk about their experiences and those living with dementia talk together, we have support from Alzheimer's Society. We have signposted people to help and advice services such as Guideposts .

We have a pick up service on a different day bringing people with dementia into the tea rooms for lunch and a sing song, giving them a social event and stimulation, at the same time the carers get some respite.

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

The biggest challenge is having continuation funding to keep the services we offer running.  We have good volunteers and also good relationship with Alzheimer's Society.

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2. Actions

  • Obtain funding to continue work

    Apply to various funders to keep the memory cafe running.

    Apply to various funders to obtain funding to carry on the pick up service.


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  • Make our cafe dementia friendly

    Fit a toilet seat that is a contrasting colour.

    Update the tables and chairs for added comfort.

    Buy equipment for the kitchen for lunch production.


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  • Organise meet and eat sessions

    Arrange Monthly meet and eat sessions at the White Hart Tea rooms with Alzheimer's Society.

    We will pick up in mini bus or cars and bring into tea rooms.


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  • Memory cafe continuation

    Support clients in our memory cafe.

    Hold Dementia Friends sessions for Volunteers.


    2017 - First Quarter Update

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