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Broadland Chess Club

Chess Club

27 February 2018
East of England
Local Alliances:
Broadland Dementia Action Alliance , Norwich City 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?

As a club we are open to all and chess is a recognised form of cognitive activty and skills thereby supporting the maintenance and development of intellectual function.

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

Access to the club room can prove difficult for thaose with mobility challenges although club members are always on hand to assist.

Size and availability of accomodation restricts numbers able to attend.

2. Actions

  • Raising awareness of dementia

    Include link to Sprowston Dementia Friendly Community on all correspondence and club literature.

    Increase number of club members who are Dementia Friends.

    Regularly include in all club publicity details of Sprowston Dementia Friendly Community.

    Being implemented
  • Community Club

    The club is open to all members of the community and will seek to support individuals and groups with an interest in playing/learning chess either as a hobby or an exercise in maintaining cognitive function.

    Being implemented
  • Spreading awareness of the opportunity of maintaining cognitive stimulation

    A charity group known as Chess in Schools and Communities offers many opportunities to various groups, many disadvantaged, to learn and play chess. Our objective, in line with Chess in Schools and Communities, is to promote chess in our local area and broaden the natural catchment group to ensure that all individuals can access opportunities to either learn or play. In part this will include breaking down perceived barriers with regard to who can enjoy and benefit from such activities.
    Initial Scoping