Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity is an Anglican Church situated in Combe Down village but attracting people in from the surrounding area. It has a thriving congregation of all ages with around 200 people worshipping every Sunday morning. Holy Trinity is active in the local community and committed to helping people in need whether or not they are members of the congregation.
- 9 October 2018
- South West
- Faith Groups
- Local Alliances:
- Bath & North East Somerset
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?
Our church welcomes those with Dementia who would like to attend our services or social events.
We have held special services that are suitable for those living with Dementia and their carers and relatives.
We aim to arrange transport for those living with dementia and their carers so that they are able to attend regular Sunday services and we value their attendance and their contribution.
We aim to increase awareness of the issues surrounding Dementia by hosting regular Dementia Friends Training sessions at our church for church members and staff.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Some members of the church will be unable to attend a Dementia Friends training due to family/work commitments, so managing to get everyone trained is probably unrealistic
Dementia Friends Training for those leading church services in Dementia Homes
Arrange a Dementia Friends Training for those church members who are leading church services at Peggy Dodd Daycare centre and Springfield Nursing home.
- Being implemented
Become a member of the B&NES DAA
Submit application to Dementia Action Alliance
Arrange transport for those with Dementia and their carers so they can attend church
Arrange a rota of drivers (with DBS checks) so that those with Dementia and their carers can attend church on Sundays.
- Being implemented
Work towards staff being Dementia Friends
Staff attend Dementia Friends sessions