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GLL- Tadworth Leisure and Community Centre

We are a charitable Social Enterprise operating the leisure centre on behalf of Reigate and Banstead Council. We have a wide range of activities and facilities including; 25m swimming pool, gym, studio, 3G Football Pitches, Sports Hall, Café and Community Room

Updated:
20 October 2017
Location:
South East
Local Alliances:
Banstead Dementia Action Alliance, Surrey 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?

We understand the growing need of community support of people living with Dementias and their carers with, the age cohort of 65 and over projected to grow by 21% in the next 10 years Within this age cohort, those 85 and over are projected to grow 40%. We want to make Tadworth LCC a place where people with dementia and their carers feel welcome by providing sufficient activities as we know regular physical exercise can reduce the risk of developing dementia by up to 50 percent. We recogise that our staff, good sinage and great facilities will be key to the success.

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

Suffient amount of trained staff to support the activities, correct promotion to those living with dementia to break down any barriers of using the facility. Funding to support targeted interventions.

Member website

www.better.org.uk

2. Actions

  • All Front line staff to go on Dementia Friends Training

    Will host Dementia Friends sessions which will be made available to staff and visitors to the Centre.  

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • A walk round of the centre with a checklist to identify if new signage is needed and if so make sure it is ordered

    We will ask our Regional Health Manager to visit the Centre and using the Alzheimer's Society guidance, complete the checklist with the General Manager.  

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Signpost, advertise and welcome Dementia services to promote at the leisure centre

    Signpost current dementia services in the centre with a view to starting our own Dementia Friendly swimming session. 

    Status:
    Initial Scoping