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Suffolk Axis

Provide day centre activities and outings for older people and adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities, as well as campaigning for change and improvements for disabled people.

8 May 2019
East of England
Charity, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Stowmarket 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. Dementia awareness raising sessions for staff and volunteers in the organisation

2. Campaigning for change and improvements for those with disabilities and/or long-term health issues

3. Become member of steering group to feed into the local DAA and contribute to these where possible

4. Offer activities and outings which are dementia friendly where possible

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

Arranging and ensuring up-to-date training for staff and volunteers

Service-users understanding of dementia and addressing some of their fears around this

Capacity to play full role in local DAA

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness Training for Staff and Volunteers

    To offer this training as a minimum to staff team to ensure up-to-date and knowledgeable about dealing with people with dementia and those who are for them

  • Campaign for Improvement and Change

    As a charity we already raise issues on behalf of people with disabilities. This is through different mediums including the local disability and health action group and the mid suffolk partnership. In doing this, we will include people with dementia and their carers to ensure awareness is raised and relevant issues considered e.g accessible transport

  • Steering Group for Local DAA

    To join the local DAA and play an active role in this, contributing ideas and support, looking for links with other groups, and where possible being involved in awareness raising.