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Woodbridge Library

Public Library in Woodbridge, Suffolk. We are a strong community library offering a range of events and activities for all ages. Joining is free and only takes a few minutes. As well as thousands of book titles to choose from we also have: Free Internet Access, Story CDs, ebooks and audio books. DVDs are only £1 per week to hire (New Releases are £3) All titles which are available in Suffolk Libraries can be ordered in to the Woodbridge branch for you to collect at no charge.Check out our catalogue at www.suffolklibraries.co.uk

12 June 2017
East of England
Arts, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Felixstowe Dementia Action Alliance , Ipswich 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 help hundreds of people each day to access library services including books, technology and information - we also signpost people to health and wellbeing advice. We can help to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia by being aware of complications caused by the disease which may change how people use the library and their needs.

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

Making sure that all staff have a good understanding of the issues surrounding people living with Dementia by attending and cascading training. Helping staff not to make assumptions.

2. Actions

  • Staff training

    Attend Dementia Friendly training for staff and volunteers

  • Host a Dementia Friends Information Session for Dementia Awareness Week

    We hosted a free information session in the library meeting room on the 24th May 2018 from local champion Cathy O’Brien from the Seckford Foundation. This involved a presentation about the work of the Alzheimer’s Society and the support they can offer.

  • Host dementia Awareness Drop-in event

    Hosting a Dementia Awareness Drop- in event on the 19th of June 2017. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals and find out more about dementia and the support available and is organised by the Patient Particiapation Group of Taylor and Partners Little St. John's Street Surgery

    Being implemented