Faith in Elderly People (Leeds)

Faith in Elderly People (FIEP) was founded in 1992 as an offshoot of Faith in Leeds. We seek to improve the quality of life of older people in Leeds, including the nurture of their spiritual lives, and to raise awareness of the value of older people and the gifts they have to share. What can we offer? •Organise conferences, seminars, workshops. •Produce publications, memory/reminiscence boxes, videos and other resources. •Train local clergy, health authority and nursing home staff. •Network with other similar agencies – Christian Council on Ageing, Methodist Homes, Age UK, Social Services, etc. •Give talks to a range of groups, secular and church-based. •Influence public policy.

Updated:
24 July 2018
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Community organisations, Faith Groups
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 seek to achieve these ends by:

•Organising relevant conferences, seminars, workshops.

•Producing publications, memory/reminiscence boxes, videos and other resources.

•Training local clergy, health authority and nursing home staff.

•Networking with other similar agencies – Christian Council on Ageing, Methodist Homes, Age UK, Social Services, etc.

•Giving talks to a range of groups, secular and church-based.

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

The major challenges are our limited resources and the difficulty of connecting with the 'audience' of carers, dementia 'sufferers' and organisations who may benefit from what we have to offer

Member website

http://fiep.org.uk/

2. Actions

  • Publications

    Continue to publicise and share our practical guide and training publications, particularly to people living with dementia and churches

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Networking

    Network with other similar agencies – Christian Council on Ageing, Methodist Homes, Age UK, Social Services, etc.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Non Christian Faith Links

    To build effective links with other faiths to share perspectives and understanding

    Status:
    Investigating