Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support
Helping people with dementia, their families and carers in the Grantham area.
- 28 March 2017
- East Midlands
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- South West Lincolnshire 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?
1. How would you describe your organisations role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers
By the GDVS Team organising the giving out of information on dementia and other related topics in the George Centre on the weekly Saturday morning Drop-In information stand, manned by a member, together with a volunteer helper.
By GDVS Team members organising and providing a monthly Lunch Club within a private room in a local hotel, giving the opportunity for those with dementia and their carers to socialise and from friendships that often extend outside the group.
Also by the team organising and providing a monthly carers Support Group where carers may gain and share information, supporting each other over a cup of tea.
The GVDS will strive to maintain the above services to the highest degree of delivery through continuous monitoring of local services and initiatives, net-working and attending mandatory courses.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Improving local awareness of just what the GVDS can provide amongst professional bodies, other community groups, charities and the general public. The uncertainty of the continuous availability within the George centre for the weekly Drop-In information Stand in the long-term future when changes of use are rumoured.