We exist to make community services and spaces better for everyone. That means providing access to quality community leisure and fitness facilities - and more - at a price everyone can afford. We already manage more than 250 public sport and leisure centres, 57 libraries in partnership with more than 30 local councils, public agencies and sporting organisations, and we’re adding more all the time. We are a charitable social enterprise, which means we work for the benefit of everyone: the public, the communities we work in, the environment, our staff and our partners. As a result, we’re proud to be the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded both the Social Enterprise Mark and the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award.
- 2 May 2017
- Local Alliances:
- Barnet 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 pledge to raise awareness for dementia amongst staff and the visitors to each centre.
We will action this through organising training sessions for staff members.
We will also be appointing a ‘Dementia Champion’ for Barnet who will work with individual Champions of each Centre in order to ensure that the Centres across the borough are dementia friendly.
We will actively promote Dementia Action Alliance to our partners so as to encourage sign up.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
In Barnet, some of our Centres are old buildings which can present some areas of difficulty. One of these includes our signage in these Centres which may not be as clear as required.
Also, due to our Centre staffing structure, we may find that the implementation of Dementia training is not efficiently delivered as quickly as we would hope
Improve Centre Signage
As some Centres may have signage that can be difficult to understand, we will be working with the Marketing department in order to update these. In order to do this, we will identify the Centres and signage before informing Marketing with a brief and then implementing the changes.
2017 - Second Quarter Update
GLL Barnet to consult with DAA Co-ordinator to ensure they are up to date with Alzheimer's Society guidelines on this
Deliver Dementia Training sessions quarterly to maximise staff training
We will deliver these sessions every quarter in order to ensure that we are efficiently training as much staff as possible. Also, we will utilise posters and other marketing material for the staff.
We will also utilise our coffee morning workshops by bringing in a representative from The Alzheimers Society to create awareness for customers and staff .
Delivery of Dementia Swimming
We will continue to work in partnership with Age UK and other local partners to promote the Dementia Swim sessions that are held at Barnet Copthall.