Lidgett Park Methodist Church

Methodist Church in Roundhay. Our mission is to provide for our church family a basis for spiritual growth, mutual care and support, outreach of faith and witness and seek to raise their awareness of concerns in the wider church.

10 May 2018
Yorkshire and Humber
Faith Groups, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

We recognised that we are an ageing congregation and we would like to be part of Dementia Friendly Community in Roundhay, together with other places of worship in the area. 

We will liaise with Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, direct people living with dementia to services and groups in the area, including the Tea Cosy Cafe +, the Methodist Day centre in Moortown and the neighborhood network MAE Care.

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

We acknowledge that becoming a dementia friendly church will come with centrain challenges; especially around our building: making sure navigation is clear, lights and access are adequate. 

We will liaise with organisations in the city of Leeds, like the Alzheimer's Society and Carers Leeds.

2. Actions

  • Clear navigation

    Put up signs around the building for easy navigation. 

    Provide a quiet space for people to use when needed.

    Carry on with a friendly welcoming to our building, specially during services.

    Being implemented
  • Accessible service

    Occasionally we have a shorter service, which it can be accessible for people living with dementia. 

    We will find contacts within our congregation who know someone with the condition and make them aware of this.

  • Dementia Friends Sessions

    Members of our congregation have attended dementia friends sessions in Roundhay, and are now aware of the condition and how to support someone with dementia in the church.