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Ealing Community Voluntary Services

Ealing Community and Voluntary Service (ECVS) is a registered local charity and has been supporting voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups in Ealing for over 30 years.

29 June 2017
Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Communication, Community organisations, Education Sector, Health, Housing Sector, Local DAA Members, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Ealing 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 run awareness raising initiatives around health and also BMER communities specifically in relation to dementia

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

We need to ensure we present information to people and groups in a way that they will find interesting and make them want to find out more. Addressing stigma on Dementia within BMER communities will also be a challenge. A lack of resources/information in additional languages could also be a barrier when wanting to provide information to communities in Ealing e.g. Polish as Ealing has the highest concentration of Polish people in the UK.

2. Actions

  • Hold a Dementia Friends session

    We will hold at least one Dementia Friends session at the Lido Centre in the next 12 months

  • Raise dementia awareness specifically amongst BMER communities in Ealing

    We have been given funding to achieve the above through a 12 month project and have sought information from the Alzheimer's Society in order to meet the aims and objectives of our work in this area

    Being implemented
  • Display information about dementia in our office

    We will gather some of the information leaflets Alzheimer's Society publishes and ensure that they are on dsiplay for the people passing through the Lido Centre to take away