Plymouth Albion RFC
Plymouth Albion is a professional rugby club based in Devonport, Plymouth and currently playing in National 1 but working towards promotion to the Championship as soon as possible.
- 4 July 2017
- Local Alliances:
- Plymouth 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 have just started on this journey and have formed a small group of supporters with disabilities who together with members of the Albion management and support from P.A.D.A.N.(Plymouth Area Disability Action Network) and the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, are slowly working towards a plan to provide better facilities and experience for all supporters with disabilities/impairments and their carers who wish to enjoy attending and spectating rugby union.
There is an immediate plan to provide stewards with dementia awareness input before the start of next season and in the meantime, carry out a full access audit, which will in time include improved signage and communications.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Plymouth Albion is a complex organisation with a large stadium, full time and part time employees and many volunteers on match days. the limitations are firstly to understand the needs of the supporters and their carers and secondly to deliver and communicate improvements and facilities to a large number of people with the limited resources available.
Full Access Audit.
We are going to cay out a full access audit as soon as possible.
Dementia Awareness Session For The Stewards.
Match day stewards have to be trained and that will include dementia awareness before the start of next season. In time, that will be extended to all match day volunteers, full and part time employees.
Contact With Supporters.
We need to better understand the needs of all supporters with impairments and their carers (including those living with dementia) There is a small advisory group now established and they have a 12 month plan to contact as many as possible, so their needs and wants can be assessed. That group is led by Geoff Rogers, who may be contacted on Geoff@grca.net or by telephone 01752 263426 (office hours).