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Parish of Wigginton - St. Leonard’s Church & Spital Chapel of St. James

Parish church serving the Parish of Wigginton.

23 May 2017
West Midlands
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance, Tamworth Dementia Friendly Community

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 a Parish church we are at the heart of the community, caring for people and we understand the importance of being able to continue to worship no matter what your circumstances.

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

Making people aware of the importance of caring in the appropriate way. Getting the carers to trust in us to bring those living with dementia back to services.

2. Actions

  • Using appropriate language for those living with dementia

    Make members of the PCC, sides people, welcomers, event organisers etc. aware of the appropriate language to use through mini training sessions. Encourage as many as possible to attend Dementia Friends awareness sessions.


    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Keep in contact with those living with dementia

    Through pastoral care keep in contact or re connect those who are no longer able to come to church by visiting them, taking out home communion, making sure they receive weekly pew sheet/parish magazine.


    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Make our buildings dementia-friendly

    Make sure we can offer the environment needed for those living with dementia. Have twiddle muffs available etc. Explore the best type of service (maybe shorter/ find out the best time of day/offer refreshments) to offer and take in to consideration carers and their needs.


    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member