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Places Leisure - Ongar & Loughton Leisure Centres

Places Leisure is a leading leisure and wellness partner delivering fitness, sport, health and wellbeing. We primarily work with Local Authorities to deliver the right kinds of health and physical activity outcomes that make a difference to the lives of people and their communities; it’s about more than operating facilities. Your Leisure Activity and Wellness Partner With our local authority partners we manage a diverse range of leisure facilities and provide local authorities with a complete leisure solution to fully engage with their local communities and get more people more active and healthier; whether this is through the Best Value or Design, Build, Operate and Maintain (DBOM) procurement route. In line with our mission to ‘create active places and healthy people’ we aim to embed ourselves in our local communities, whilst achieving social and financial objectives, working collaboratively with our local authority partners. As a social enterprise our efforts and funds are utilised to develop the quality of service and facilities and to widen the opportunities for all sections of the community to participate in physical and health related activity. To make a real difference we’re simply driven to excite our communities and ignite their enthusiasm for increased physical activity and good health, by providing the means and motivation to help them get there, in the ways they love most. Understanding the specific needs of the communities within which we work is a characteristic that is important to us; having a deep understanding and respect for local people and their places ensures that we can truly make a difference to those communities, allowing the place to be successful and its people to reach their potential. Places Leisure is the leisure management arm of Places for People Group - which provides property management, development and regeneration - offering local authorities the opportunity to create successful, high quality places which are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. The range and reach of our integrated services positions us as a unique placemaking partner, particularly for local authorities seeking to grow, manage and regenerate their communities.

17 August 2020
East of England
Health, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance (EFDAA)

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?

Working in partnership with local groups we have a clear pathway of information from other partners in the borough.  The CCG and other clinical partners offer us the input from those they meet on a weekly basis to find out what they would like in their community to help themselves and the ones they are caring for.  Becoming a DAA member will help us as a centre and as a member of the Dementia board to signpost our position within the community.  Our aim is to be an inclusive ‘hub’ of wellbeing for all

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

As an organization we are committed to working to improve the lives of those with in our community. We are already implementing two of our action points.  The Dementia day is achievable and working with the dementia board it will be a case of clear target, plan and how and how we are going to work together to achieve the outcomes we would like to see. 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Sessions for Staff

    Run Dementia Friends sessionsfor front line staff

  • Exercise session for those living with Dementia

    Run weekly sessions for those in our local comminity to continue to be active.

  • Dementia friendly swimming sessions

    Running relax swim sessions for those living with Demenita and their carers