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Peggy Dodd Centre

The Charity was established to continue the work started nearly 30 years ago by Mrs Peggy Dodd to promote the relief and social stimulation for individual's living with dementia and their responsible relatives and other carers, by the provision of supporting service, such as day care, home sitting, support and advice. A further objective is the promotion of knowledge about awareness of the nature of dementia and memory loss, and the needs of individuals living with dementia and their carers. The Day Centre provides a service, five days a week, for up to 50 people. The Home Support Service provides respite in a persons own home, allowing carers to take some time off knowing that their dependant is safe and happy. Our monthly Dementia Cafe meets the first Saturday of the month 10.30 to 12 noon, Carers and those they care for are welcome. Just turn up!

25 February 2017
South West
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset

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?

The philosophy within Peggy Dodd is that individuals can still continue to live an active and fulfilling life with dementia.  Their parameters and capabilities may change but as an organisation we provide a person centred approach which values the individual.

We work closely within the local community with local schools, University of Bath and church, giving those who use the service a sense of belonging. 

Raise awareness in the local community - advertise local events

Provide sessions for staff and volunteers.

Provide a dementia friendly environment which facilitates independence

Being part of the national movement i.e. use of website and action plans

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

Time and resources. 

Need to maintain and improve joint working arrangements with NHS partners for commissioning and delivery, at a time when these partners are undergoing significant structural change.

Responding to increasing earlier diagnosis of dementia and increasing referrals to the service.

2. Actions

  • Support the Local Dementia Action Alliance

    Support local initatives and improve partnership working with other agencies.

    Advertise local events

    Attend local meetings 

    Being implemented
  • Raising awareness of dementia and upskilling workforce

    Undertaking Dementia Friends Sessions and cascading information to volunteers and those who use our service (volunteers and carers)

  • Introduce Carers forums

    Work closely with the carers that use the service to ensure that needs are being met and bridging any gaps. 

    Initial Scoping