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Wakefield City Youth and Community Project

We are a local community organisation based in Central Wakefield. We established our organisation in 2013. We established this group because there was a need of services for people to access. We are an organisation which would like to improve health & wellbeing for the local residents within the community. The organisation has previously delivered and continues to deliver projects which enable young people, Adults and the community to integrate socially and become active in the community.

Updated:
26 July 2017
Sectors:
Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

Our organisation can support people with dementia by hosting a dementia friend’s session within our work place environment.

We can also sign up to become dementia champions which will enable us to deliver dementia friends sessions and become dementia ambassadors in raising the awareness of dementia within the community.

 Our organisation can help support people with Dementia and families/carers.

We can do this through looking at opportunities to provide and offer crafts and coffee mornings to promote dementia awareness and support those suffering from it.

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

Making others aware of the need. Making the programme relevant to the need. Finances and resources, finding champions who have a good understanding of dementia. Make the programme appropriate and adaptable to the audience.

We will overcome these challenges by:

• raise awareness of dementia to customers, people who use your service, or your community

• organise education and training for staff and volunteers.

• make environments more dementia friendly. Also ensure that others that deliver services for people suffering with dementia are appropriate and accessible.

Research funding streams appropriate to this work and apply for funding

Adapt the programme as needed according to the requirements of the users.

2. Actions

  • Develop a support network of multi-agency services to work with Dementia Action Alliance

    To work alongside other agencies statutory and private to deliver services supporting the Dementia Action Alliance

    We will do this by:

    • Delivering Dementia friends sessions
    • Becoming Dementia friends champions 
    Status:
    Implementation
  • Develop understanding and gaining knowledge about Dementia

    The project manager will organise and arrange all staff to attend training on awareness on Dementia to ensure greater knowledge of the condition how to provide support in implementation of services.

    Status:
  • To develop awareness of support delivered and implemented towards Dementia

    This would be implemented through shared networking responsibility from Wakefield City Youth and Community Project. This would be delivered through making contacts and networking across services.

    Status:
  • To develop awareness of support delivered and implemented towards Dementia

    This would be implemented through shared networking responsibility from Wakefield City Youth and Community Project. This would be delivered through making contacts and networking across services.

    Status: