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Community Works 4U CIC

Community Works 4U tries to respond to local needs of people with disabilities in Luton and Central Bedfordshire. We aim to empower adults with disabilities through opportunities for social activities, community inclusion, enterprise and work experience in a supportive environment, promoting peer and self-advocacy.

11 September 2018
East of England
Local Alliances:
Luton 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 would like to be a DAA member, as we are planning to offer activities to make a difference to people living in Luton with dementia.  Although our offers are based around what we believe are the needs of local people, we also aim to offer individualised support, working in a very person-centred way.

We work within the values of love, acceptance and trust.  We want to raise awareness of dementia and how best to support those living with it, so that the community is much more dementia friendly.

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

We might face difficulties in obtaining funding for some of the work we hope to do.  We will fully explore all avenues of funding to try and ensure we are able to offer services.

We are currently able to use DCC for some of our activities, free of charge.  We would be unable to continue if this situation changed, but we will continue to work in partnership with COM Church to ensure that our current work is on-going.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friendly Film Club

    We have been running a Dementia Friendly Film Club since March 2017 at DCC, Dunstable Conference Centre, 51 High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1JF. We meet on the first Friday of each month, from 1 to 4 pm. We have watched a range of musical films, and enjoy time to socialize and have tea and cake together, as well as watching the films. For more information, contact Wendy Cook on 07496 620911, or email info@communityworks4u.co.uk, or wendy@communityworks4u.co.uk.
  • Dementia Friends Information Sessions

    Wendy Cook has trained as a Dementia Friends Champion and will offer information sessions with the hope of enrolling more Dementia Friends.  She can be contacted at: wendy@communityworks4u.co.uk, or on 07496 620911.

  • Meeting Centres

    We would like to offer a Meeting Centre for people living with dementia, post diagnosis.  This would hopefully be modelled on those currently offered in Droitwich Spa and Leominster (see http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/locally-based-support-centres-see-improvement-in-quality-of-life-for-those-with-dementia.html) .  Towards this end, we are trying to set up leisure activities for people living with dementia and their carers, and are actively seeking funding to do this.