Audley Parish community

This is a collective group of organisations seeking to develop a dementia-friendly community within their area.

Updated:
14 December 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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?

Audley Parish wishes to become part of the DAA, to strengthen its commitment to raise awareness of the issues of dementia within its local community. By being part of the DAA it will give Audley opportunities to network and find out information for other agencies across Staffordshire who are doing similar work supporting people locally dealing with dementia. It is important that the information and advice given are relevant to its Community and the DAA will help Audley to remain focused in this task.

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

The effectiveness will be monitored by the steering group with support from Audley Health Center, Newcastle Borough Council (local councilors and council offices) Aspire Housing and Approach

2. Actions

  • Audley Parish Dementia Friendly Community Steering Group

    Develop a steering group to support Audley Parish to become a dementia friendly community. This has been initiated by Audley Health Centre and Newcastle Borough Council and involves a number of key local stakeholders including councillors and local business leaders. 

    This group has been formally meeting since June 2017 and has formally agreed that over the next six months it will develop an action plan to raise awareness of dementia in the local community of Audley Parish and its effects upon its local community. This will enable the steering group to apply for membership of the Staffordshire Dementia Action Alliance on behalf of Audley Parish.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Connect with the local community

    The following actions have been identified and assigned to members of the steering group:

    • A significant number of local businesses have already received dementia-friendly information - many of which have expressed interest in being involved in developing a dementia friendly community in the parish of Audley
    • Dementia Friends sessions are being arranged
    • Dementia Friends sessions are to be published on the DAA webpage
    • Dementia Friends sessions to be promoted on Hitmix community radio
    • Information to be shared at Audley Christmas market
    • Article to be produced for Audley Community news
    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Community support for people affected by dementia and their families

    In early spring of 2018 the steering group will explore the feasibility of providing local community support for people affected by dementia and their families in the parish of Audley and surrounding area. Working in partnership with the local Health Centre, the Parish Council, Audley Rotary, aspire housing and members of the voluntary sector Audley DAA is to explore the possibility providing a range of services and support mechanisms for people affected by dementia, for example a local Dementia cafe for carers and specific day opportunities for people affected by dementia

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member