Deaf Connexions

Deaf Connexions is a non for profit Registered Charity providing a range of Communication and Information services to the Deaf Community

30 October 2018
East of England
Care, Charity, Communication, Education Sector, Health, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Norwich City 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?

Deaf Connexions has started a Deaf Dementia Project. The aim is to traing staff and volunteers about Deamentia and specifically how it effects and impacts on Profoundly Deaf Sign Language users. 

Our aims are 

To improve knowledge and undertandingoffer support to indivuals with dementia and thier families To promote research and support for Deaf people with Dementia  and share our findings

We feel this will fit with the National aims of Dementia Action Alliance 

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

The challenges we face will be 

Communcation issuesFunding

2. Actions

  • Establish a “Dementia Friends Champion” role within our organisation

    We have appointed  a  Dementia Champion who will has had training on Dementia awareness. Our  Champion is ensuring all our staff  have dementia awareness and will include the Dementia Friends Info Session in our staff induction. We plan to complete this by December 2018

    Being implemented

    2018 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We have appointent a Dementia Friends Champion who is respnsible for the future Dementia training with in our organisation and keeping us up to date with relevant information