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Warndon Library / Fairfield Centre

Public Library situated inside an Adult Learning centre

Updated:
14 December 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Arts, Recreation, Other
Local Alliances:
Worcester 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?

Libraries aim to support the local community by being accessible and welcoming for all. By sharing information and best practice we can learn about other resources and training and support that may be available. This will allow us to signpost customers and form new partnerships which will benefit the public.

By having increased contact with people with Dementia, family friends and carers we can discover what is needed and what we can do to best meet these needs. They in turn, will know that they will have a safe, relaxed non-judgemental place to visit and make full use of.

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

The key challenge is participation. Promotion of events and working with the right people.

Part of this includes ensuring that people know we are a dementia friendly venue and that staff are trained to an appropriate level of awareness. We will use new partnerships and social media to do this.

Another challenge is keeping up to date with current e-resources for staff and customers.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness Week

    We will fully promote Dementia awareness week every year. A display will be situated in a prominent position in the entrance of the Centre. Appropriate books and up to date marketing material will be available to all our users. Local, relevant support organisations will be invited to provide their own material so that awareness of the services they offer can also be advertised. A coffee morning will also be arranged to encourage local support service users to discover what is available to them here at the Library and to develop Partnerships with local support groups.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friends

    Provide all front line staff with basic Dementia Awareness training. A regular library user is a Dementia Friends Champion and had offered to visit the library and provide a short course to all the staff on what it means to be a Dementia Friend. One staff member has offered to become a Dementia Friend and keep up to date with any training or relevant issues.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Books on Prescription

    Promote the good selection of Dementia titles available under the Books on Prescription collection in the library. These books can be borrowed by any Library member and contain various titles which may be useful to our users if they have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition. There are four different areas available: Information and Advice, Living well with Dementia, Support for Relatives and Carers, and Personal Stories.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member