We belong to a national network of County Sports Partnerships that specialise in delivering national reach and local impact, and we’re committed to unlocking opportunities for people of all ages to beat inactivity for life.We’re here to promote community participation in sport and healthy recreation for the benefit of the everyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We want to secure a healthier, brighter future for all of our communities.
- 17 October 2017
- South East
- Children Young People and Students, Education Sector, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Research Sector, Schools
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, 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?
People with dementia fit into one of our target groups for our new physical activity strategy. We have recently been commissioned to develop Sporting Memories Network groups in Winchester, Southampton and Eastleigh. These groups are designed to engage older people to reduce isolation and lonliness. These groups are dementia friendly and we wish to continue to prmote this.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Engaging with local groups to get onboard with the project. Getting information out to those people that would benefit from the groups.
Improve our understanding of Dementia
Staff and volunteers will attend dementia friends sessions or at a minimum access the Dementia Friends video online.
Dementia Friendly Activities
When we are running activities within our projects we will look to ensure they are dementia friendly so people can remain active.
Provide activities specifically for people with dementia
Expanding our provision of Sporting Memories Network groups throughout Hampshire to engage those people in the community living with dementia.
- Being implemented