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Aroma Coffee Shop

Aroma Coffee Shop is managed by the local Methodist Church as an expression of God’s love in and for all the community. It seeks to be a place of hospitality where people can meet, talk, make friends and have needs met. As part of this commitment it seeks to welcome those affected by dementia.

6 February 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector, Hospitality
Local Alliances:
York Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

Aroma offers a bi-monthly carers support drop-in support group.

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

In April 2013 it called a community awareness meeting to invite
key stake holders within the community to explore steps to enable
Haxby & Wigginton to become more dementia friendly. As a result
various community groups and businesses have become linked
with Dementia Forward and hope to access dementia awareness

2. Actions

  • Emergency Action Plan

    Enable an emergency action plan for Aroma Coffee Shop to enable staff to help dementia sufferers that come to the shop looking for help or in distress.

  • Dementia awareness education

    Enable paid and voluntary staff at Aroma coffee shop to receive dementia awareness education , extending this also to the wider community of Haxby Wigginton.

  • Safe place for people living with dementia

    We will devise and promote a protocol for use in the Aroma café to support people with dementia who may need to turn to a safe place e.g. if they are lost or confused in the community. Other organisations or members of the public will be made aware that Aroma café is a ‘safe place’ and has the information and support available.

  • Dementia awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session


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