Deaf Connexions

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

5 December 2017
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

  • Appoint a Dementia Development Lead to coordinate our plans and activity within the city, including the Norwich City DAA.

    We have appointed a Dementia Development Lead to coordinate our Dementia project and training and who will liaise with the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance.

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

    We will appoint a  Dementia Champion who will have training on Dementia awareness. Our  Champion will then ensure 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 2017. 


    2017 - Third 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 

  • To be a member of Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance (NCDAA).

    We will attend the quaterly steering group meetings of the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance and bring back to our team any updates or information to ensure we stay a Dementia Friendly Organisation

    Being implemented