Moor Allerton Elderly Care (MAECare)

Community based organisation which enables older people to live independently and pro-actively participate in the local community. MAECare provides a range of social and voluntary opportunities for those over 60 living in the Alwoodley, Shadwell and Moor Allerton area of Leeds.

8 November 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Leeds Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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 are committed to increasing awareness of Dementia in the local community, increasing understanding of Dementia and how it affects people and tackling stigma. We would like to help create more a supportive environment for people with Dementia, where they are able to participate in everyday life and activities.

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

The main challenge is the staff capacity for this work to meet the needs of the local community.

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of dementia in the local community

    Develop awareness raising sessions in local community, groups to include; 

    •           Local policing teams

    •           Housing officers – ENEH

    •           Local shop workers

    •           Voluntary sector organisations and volunteers

    •           Parish councillors

    •           Local luncheon club volunteers

    •           Young people

    •           Members of local churches and places of worship

    Six awareness sessions planned between June and December 2013 with at least eight attendees at each session.

  • Work with dementia friendly churches and places of worship

    Develop an understanding of what local places of worship can do to further support those living with Dementia.

    Deliver awareness sessions volunteers and members.

    Develop a local conference which explores faith and Dementia to try and enable an environment where people with dementia are supported and understood.

  • Improve public awareness of Dementia

    Deliver a community event aimed at encouraging discussion around Dementia and its effects and reducing stigma.

    To help inform this session we will engage with those with Dementia and their carers to identify their individual needs and gain an insight into their experiences of living with the condition.