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St Denys Church

This church serves the population of St Denys and surrounds. it is an Anglican church with weekly services and a number of rooms to hire. It holds a lunch club which welcomes people with dementia and it also holds a dementia drop in on Monday mornings from 10am to noon

Updated:
29 May 2018
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)

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?

St Denys Church is in the heart of a suburb of Southampton  and connects with people at all stages of their life.  It has arranged training sessions for parishioners to understand more about dementia  and is welcoming of all people to its services

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

There is still stigma associated with dementia so people don't always come forward to say they have dementia or that their family members have this illness.

It is a small church with  limited numbers of people who undertake actions to support people here.

Member website

www.stdenys.com

2. Actions

  • Denys Friendlies

    Continue to advertise this dementia drop in across the city to get more people to be aware of its existence

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Hold dementia friends awareness sessions quarterly

    To raise awareness of dementia in the community we will hold Dementia friends awareness sessions for the public and parishioners in the church

    Status:
    Planning
  • Shared meal for people with dementia and their carers

    Every month we hold a meal in a local cafe at 6pm for people with dementia and their carers and have a jolly social time together.

    this is now being held at the Junction Inn, St Denys

    Status:
    Being implemented