Action Together was formed in April 2016 and brings together two charities; Voluntary Action Oldham (VAO) and Community and Voluntary and Action Tameside (CVAT). Action Together is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) registered charity number 1165512 formed under the Charities Act 2011. Our ambition is to bring about a significant increase in citizen-led action that improves local lives. We also want to promote recognition of how important that is. To help us achieve this we have a strategy that guides our work. Our strategic aims are to; Be a modern catalyst and broker of community action, providing strength-based support that shows the power of what people can do. Radically amplify the voices of local people and voluntary organisations to have greater influence. Co-produce better solutions to current and unmet needs through collaborations within and between sectors.
- 3 November 2017
- North West
- Voluntary Sector
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?
Action Together is an infrastructure organisation with a role in influencing, informing, encouraging and supporting its members. We will raise awareness and disseminate best practise through our network and information bulletins. We will be represented on the Alliance and encourage and support members to join the Alliance and to develop and deliver their own plans
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our action plan isn’t without challenges and many of these come from potential volunteers and groups understanding dementia. We will raise awareness of the needs of people living with dementia and offer Dementia Friend sessions where appropriate, along with development support from staff
We will work to raise awareness of dementia and support the recruitment of volunteers
We will promote dementia awareness to our members and work towards all staff and volunteers becoming dementia friends. We will work with commissioners and community groups to develop a robust recruitment strategy for volunteers. We will work with the Alliance and support them to access members of Action Together to further inform and educate about Dementia
- Being implemented
We will identify and work to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers for volunteer support
we will work with other partners who recruit and supervise volunteers and consult with colleagues in the public, private and voluntary sector. We will consult people living with Dementia in an appropriate way e.g. through our partners to help identify needs
- Being implemented