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Buckingham Library

Buckingham Library is a busy town centre library and at the heart of our community. We aim to create a calm and friendly library for those customers and carers living with Dementia.

7 November 2017
South East
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Buckingham 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?

1. The library will continue to participate in the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia project providing accredited books to people with dementia and their carers.

2. The library staff will develop their knowledge of signposting to specialist and local sources of information and services about dementia.

3. It is the library service aim to train all its teams to become Dementia Friends.

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

Libraries are universal services meeting the needs of the whole community. This is a strength but also challenges attempts to develop specific knowledge to meet the needs of specific groups of service users.

2. Actions

  • Flexibility

    Understand each person is unique and ensuring our services meet each persons needs

  • Training

    Work closely with the Alzheimer's Society and other support groups to ensure the training we deliver is current, factual and relevant and ensure skills we learn from training gets transferred to the community.

  • Raising awareness in the local community

    Supply literature and educate local business and carers about the Alzheimer's society.

    Attend local meetings from the Alzheimer's society to get up to date information.

    Work in partnership with other dementia-friendly organisations, health care professionals, the Alzheimer’s Society and local community groups to provide an environment where people living with dementia and their carers can access support and advice with dignity, respect and understanding.