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Stratford Samaritans Community Hub

Tyler House is a Community Hub run by Stratford Samaritans. The Hub provides office space to charities, currently Stratford Samaritans, Lifespace and St Basils, and event/activities space for more than 45 local charities and community groups including those supporting people living with dementia and their carers.

Updated:
1 March 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Schools, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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 see our role as promoting awareness of dementia and where/how people living with dementia and their carers/families can get support - locally and nationally. Through our involvement with EngAGE, a Festival for Older People, we also want to celebrate the contribution that people living with dementia make to community life - challenging stereotypes.

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

Lack of understanding about the huge range of physical and mental challenges that are covered by the term dementia. Also that it is a progressive illness and that people at the early stages, who may not describe themselves in those terms, may need a little extra help to participate in events and activities for people 50+ so we should all be looking at making activities more inclusive.

Member website

www.tylerhousehub.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Hosting/attending a Dementia Awareness Event on 29th March

    Tyler House hosted a Dementia Awareness event in - 12 delegates from third and public sector organisations.

    Status:
    Completed

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    Registered as a Dementia Friend - joined the Dementia Action Alliance!

  • Being a Dementia Friendly Building

    We are working with DAA Members and Warwickshire County Council's Lead on Dementia to adapt the Hub to be more dementia friendly. As a newly refurbished building already meet much of the criteria but can make some practical improvements eg changing our entrance matting from black, improving our signage and adding navigation prompts.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Hosting a Dementia Cafe run Springfield Mind

    Tyler House will be hosting a Dementia Cafe on Saturday afternoons from June 2017 (date tbc). There will also be time/space for carers to chat on their own.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member