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Wilden All Saints Church

Provides spiritual and pastoral guidance to the local community through regular worship and outreach projects.

Updated:
15 May 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Faith Groups
Local Alliances:
Worcestershire 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 the church’s overall responsibility for ensuring that those with dementia feel valued and are able to contribute to life in their local community, as part of the church’s overall pastoral responsibility. Communicate with other members of Local DAA to check on progress/outcomes.

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

Some of the proposed physical changes may need a faculty (permission) which could slow the process down. Also costs of integrating some of the necessary changes must be considered.

2. Actions

  • Ensure the physical environment is dementia friendly

    Improve accessibility to church (signs/lighting). Modify facilities, where possible. Ensure flooring and seating are dementia friendly in line with physical environment checklist. Seek permission for changes.

    Status:
    Planning

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New Action

  • Materials and documentation

    Ensure that documentation used through worship and general communication are dementia user friendly, particularly service sheets and hymns. Update methods of communication and database.

    Status:
    Planning

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New Action

  • Awareness and training

    We will aim to encourage as many people as possible to become dementia aware through becoming dementia friends. Encourage active participation in training and spread the word locally. Plug into and assist with the Dementia Café already running at St Michaels’, Stourport.

    Status:
    Planning

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New Action