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.
- 4 May 2017
- 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.
Dementia Friendly Film Screenings
We offered a pilot on Friday 31st March 2017 of a dementia friendly film screening, at DCC, Dunstable Conference Centre, 51 High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1JF. Around 50 people, including many from Luton, attended, including carers. We are going to continue to offer dementia friendly film screenings, planned for once every 4 weeks on a Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm.
- 5th May
- 26th May
- 23rd June
- 21st July
- 18th August
- 15th September
- 13th October
- 10th November
- 8th December
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.
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) . We are currently exploring the best way to set this up, and obtain suitable funding to enable sustainability.