Calne Memory Club
Calne Memory Club (CMC) is a volunteer run group offering fortnightly meetings and support for predominantly older people living with memory loss, and their carers. CMC is an independent club in the Calne area offering social facilities for those with memory loss. There is no membership fee or charge, is open to all regardless of income, ethnicity, disability or gender.
- 12 July 2017
- South West
- Care, Charity, Community organisations
- Local Alliances:
- Calne Community Area
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 Aim of the Club is to provide a safe, friendly, welcoming and non-judgemental environment for people living with memory loss and their carers, to enable them to maintain a sense of identity and wellbeing. The Club provides a social environment helping to combat loneliness, isolation and other factors which can contribute to poor mental health.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Being a voluntary organisation, the Club is dependent on voluntary support from the community. The financial support from Public Health enabled the Club to be set up in terms of paying for hall hire, insurance and other running costs for the first two years only. The management committee organise fund raising events and seeks funding from local organisations e.g. Calne Lions.