University of West London
We are a leading modern university with a reputation for high-quality education closely linked to employment. We aim to inspire our students to become innovative professionals, connecting them to exciting and rewarding careers.
- 18 July 2017
- Education Sector, Health, Hospitality, Social Care
- Local Alliances:
- Ealing 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 deliver research that aims to improve the lives of people with dementia
We design, implement and evaluate innovative services to meet the needs of people with dementia
We provide new evidence and information about dementia care that has impact in the UK and internationally.
We work with local, national and international partners to co-design and deliver better care for people living with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We need to develop our curriculum on dementia care and get students and staff to engage with our course in order that we become more dementia-friendly. The Dementia Care Centre is a new project and it will take time before its influence reaches all the departments at UWL
There is still a certain amount of fear and stigma related to dementia - we need to raise awareness about dementia in order to tackle this stigma and ensure creative dementia care
Dementia Friends Session
We will schedule and promote a Dementia Friends Session here at the university to be held in the Autumn
Encourage colleagues to train to become Dementia Champions
We recognise the value of the Dementia Friends (DF) initiative and the importance of having Champions to deliver these sessions across the borough therefore we will keep abreast of training days we can send colleagues to where they can be trained to deliver the DF sessions
- Initial Scoping
Promote a fundraising event
We will choose one or more fundriaing events to promote - possibly cupcake day and/or Memory Walk, and will liaise with the Ealing DAA on how best to offer our support