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Age UK West Cumbria (Keswick)

Our aim is to ensure that people living in Allerdale and Copeland can maintain their independence through informed choice, social activities and person centred services in later years. Age is different for everyone and, of course, the challenges and the demands are different for everyone, too. At Age UK West Cumbria, we are many things to many people – a source of advice, information, companionship and support.

31 July 2017
Local Alliances:
Keswick 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 community connections worker with Age UK it important that we raise awareness of isolation and loneliness that people living with dementia can sometimes experience. My actions are based on local information as my locality is  Keswick and partnership working with other organisations and agencies 

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

The difficulties may be the same as I experience with my role for Age UK West Cumbria – transport in isolated remote areas – and I trying to establish a network of volunteer drivers

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Volunteers

    All Volunteers will attend a dementia friends session

  • Dementia Champion Staff

    The Community Connector for the Keswick area will become a Dementia Champion

  • Commit our time to Dementia Awareness Week

    Supporting St Herbert’s ‘Past Times’ afternoon at Milfield

    Dementia Awareness session at Age UK coffee morning

    Supporting Dementia Awareness day at St Herberts

    Age UK Afternoon tea party at Lakehead Court

    Supporting Workington DAA launch

    Information stand at Keswick Market on Saturday

  • Dunmail Park

    Dementia friend sessions with staff at Dunmail Park over long period bit-by-bit.