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1610 Ltd (Chard)

1610 are a charitable trust who have 19 sites covering somerset, Devon and Dorset. We operate pools, gyms, classes, racquet sports, etc. We cater for all ages and abilities.

25 September 2017
South West
Charity, Children Young People and Students, Education Sector, Health, Local Authorities, Schools

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 encourage all people from all walks of life to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Our qualified instructors and wellness coaches are on hand to support when needed.

Everyone is welcome at 1610, be it gym, classes, swimming.

1610's mission statement is to help people live fuller, richer lives through an Active Body, Active Mind.

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

As a community I feel we can improve on educating gym members and staff members on Dementia. Dementia is not something that is covered during a gym instructor course so staff may be unaware of how this can effect people differently.

The Dementia information workshops are great to aid eduction on this topic.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Improving understanding

    Improve understanding of Dementia by delivering some staff training and encouraging them to attend the October workshop in Chard.

  • Creating awareness of other gym users

    using social media and the 1610 website adn word of mouth to increase awareness of Dementia.