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Just Love Bath

We believe that standing with the poor, the marginalised and the oppressed is a fundamental part of the Christian faith, and yet so many of us find it difficult to make this a priority. We want to challenge Christian students to think about how social justice relates to their faith, and give them ways to practically engage with it.

Updated:
2 February 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Charity, Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset

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?

 

The charity is a faith organisation expressing the social implications and outworking of our faith. Our activities include those with older people, among those there will be people living with Dementia. Just Love Bath aims to raise awareness of Dementia amonst students studying at the University of Bath. We have demonstrated this through organising and holding a Dementia Friends session which aims to better equip people to understand and value those living with Dementia. 

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

Due to being a group of students, there are less natural encounters with those whom are living with Dementia and their carers. We have attempted to tackle the lack of awareness and knowledge of Dementia amongst younger people and students through holding a Dementia friends session which was well attended. We remain aware of the need for this knowledge to be continued, however due to the annual turnover of members, we are conscious that this training and learning should be continually made available. 

2. Actions

  • Aiding members of Just Love to be Dementia Aware

    Currently, most of the members of Just Love have attended a Dementia friends session in order to raise their awareness of the way that Dementia can impact individual's lives. We aim to carry out the same sessions in  future years to ensure that the vast majority of members at all times are Dementia aware. 

    Status:
    Being implemented