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Carlisle City Council

Local authority

Updated:
20 March 2019
Location:
North West
Local Alliances:
Carlisle 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?

As a local authority /City Council we have a key role to play in ensuring that as an organisation we are: dementia friendly, aware and supportive to individuals and families. We also have a role to work with and encourage our partners to be more dementia aware e.g. our museums – Tullie House; our community centres; event venues (Sands Centre, Old Fire Station) and encourage partners to get involved, such as retail, transport hubs, health centres, etc. We hope to encourage a sense of belonging and understanding in communities and ensure that services we deliver consider the needs of those with Dementia.

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

A need to build capacity, knowledge and awareness around this work and embed it through council services

Member website

www.carlisle.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Organise Dementia awareness/training sessions for staff

    Aim to ensure that front line services have an awareness of dementia to ensure signposting other services where appropriate e.g. housing teams, DFGs etc.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    23 staff trained to date. Further training planned for Health Advocates

  • Encourage Partners to get involved in the agenda and also become Dementia Friends

    Work with Carlisle Partnership and Carlisle Ambassadors to get more local organisations aware of the signs, symptoms and role they can play in supporting Dementia. Encourage them to develop their own action plans.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    - Training share with partners

    - Partners trained as champions and friends.

    - Session at Carlisle Ambassadors

    - Parnters engaged to attend DAA launch

  • Encourage Partners to get involved in the agenda and also become Dementia Friends

    Work with Carlisle Partnership and Carlisle Ambassadors to get more local organisations aware of the signs, symptoms and role they can play in supporting Dementia. Encourage them to develop their own action plans.

    Status:
  • Assist in the development and launch of the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance

    Offer support to the launch in terms of officer time, key speakers, organisation and facilitation. Help to raise awareness and get other partners across the district engaged

    Status:
    Completed

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE LAUNCH

    Wednesday 17thMay 2016 marked the launch of Carlisle’s Dementia Action Alliance at Tullie House. It provided a chance for people to get together, learn more about dementia and explored what (as a place) we can do to make a different to people living with dementia, and their carer’s in our communities, businesses and organisations.

    Over 70 people and partners attended the session and participants heard from speakers such as:

    Public Health “Context in Cumbria

    Alzheimer society “Why Dementia Friendly Communities

    Cumberland Building Society “A Business perspective

    Cumberland FA “What does Football have to do with Dementia?”

    Alzheimer’s society volunteer “Living with Dementia

    Following the morning presentations,  a workshop took place to explore the following questions:

    1. What are we doing now?     2. What more could we do?

    Next steps look to utilise the feedback and learning from the event to develop local action plans.

    A huge thanks to the many people and partners that attended, and especially to the partners behind the scene who helped to organise and deliver a fantastic launch.

    For information about the launch or to view the slides please visit the Carlisle Partnership Website: http://carlislepartnership.carlisle.city/Events/Carlisle-Dementia-Alliance

  • Assist in the development and launch of the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance

    Offer support to the launch in terms of officer time, key speakers, organisation and facilitation. Help to raise awareness and get other partners across the district engaged

    Status: