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St John's Foundation Est 1174

We work to build resilient communities by supporting people to overcome challenges, improve their lives and live as independently as possible. We do this in a manner of ways. We provide quality almshouse accommodation; we award funding support to individuals and charitable organisations; we engage directly with the local community through The Bubble, our community space.

26 April 2018
South West
Care, Charity, Community organisations, Health, Housing Sector, Letting, Social Care
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?

As an almshouse provider, we fight the effects of Dementia by ensuring that our residents are never alone; they always have someone that will chat with them and care for them.

We actively seek to raise awarness in the local community via social media (such as Twitter and Facebook) and also by hosting networking events, bringing organisations together to discuss social challenges and what we can do to overcome them together.

Our dynamic Funding Support Programme provides financial assistance and practical support to individuals, registered charities and social enterprises across Bath and the surrounding area. This includes support for carers as well as patients.

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

Being a multifunctional charity means it is difficult for people to understand exactly what it is that we do, one of our challenges is getting the word out there and communicating with not only the local community, but the wider community as well. We want to build resilience in people, enterprises and communities in Bath and the surrounding area, and we will do this by being the beacon for organisations that want to work together.

The need for our work grows even stronger, since we continues to operate against one of the most challenging economic backdrops of modern times. It is a real privilege to know that as an organisation we ae in  a position to be able to make a real and lasting difference in tackling some of the most important issues of our time. Importantly we will continue to do this together as a team but also together with existing and new partners, as together we are stronger.

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2. Actions

  • All staff at St John's Foundation to become a Dementia Friend

    All staff to to attend a DF session in 2018

  • Train all tutors and volunteers as a DF

    All tutors and volunteers involved in community outreach service to become a DF

  • Develop the Bubble to become a Dementia Friendly activity venue

    Develop the Bubble to become a Dementia Friendly activity venue