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Wythenshawe Dementia Collective

Wythenshawe Dementia Collective is made up of organisations across public, private and voluntary sectors. Collectively, we hope to make Wythenshawe a more dementia friendly community for the benefit of local people. Organisations signed up are: City Council: Regeneration team, Adults Health and Wellbeing, Neighbourhood Delivery Team, Valuing Older People's team, Community and Cultural Services. Other Public Services: Healthy Living Network, UHSM, Greater Manchester Police, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, The Manchester College, Wythenshawe Forum Trust Voluntary: Age Concern Manchester, Tree of Life Centre, Benchill Community Centre, Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, Royal Oak Community Centre, Bideford Centre, Wythenshawe Oasis, Wythenshawe Community Initiative, The Addy Young People's Centre. Private Sector: St Modwen, Tempo Marketing, Creative Concern, BW3.

25 October 2013
North West
Voluntary Sector, Retail

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?

  Wythenshawe Dementia Collective is made up of organisations across public, private and voluntary sectors. Collectively, we hope to make Wythenshawe a more dementia friendly community for the benefit of local people through action plan completion. 

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

  • A potential barrier to engaging with organisations may be that they need convincing that dementia is everybody’s responsibility, not just health & social care’ agencies.
  • Resource constraints of local organisations: time, staff and budgets.
  • Resource of local teams to drive the initiative forward.



2. Actions

  • Member recruitment

    To recruit local organisations who represent all sectors across Wythenshawe: including the voluntary, public and commercial sectors.

  • Regular meetings

    To use the quarterly Age Friendly Wythenshawe meetings to share learning and drive forward Wythenshawe’s commitment to improving the lives of people with dementia.

  • Represent at the Manchester Dementia Action Alliance

    To represent Wythenshawe at the Manchester Dementia Action Alliance meetings in order to share learning with other areas in the city.

  • Dementia Friendly Accreditation

    To apply for ‘working towards being dementia friendly’ accreditation when it is rolled out nationally by Alzheimer’s Society.

  • Develop A3 poster

    To create an A3 poster that defines key points of understanding dementia and how to support someone with dementia for members to use and display.

  • Dementia Friendly Awareness Day

    To encourage all involved organizations to participate in a Dementia Friendly Awareness Day in Wythenshawe town Centre, potentially inviting groups who deal with dementia down to the town centre to help create awareness of dementia within the community.