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Croydon Mencap

Croydon Mencap represents the interests of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers within the London Borough of Croydon. We are a charitable voluntary organisation and registered charity with our own Board of voluntary Trustees/Directors. Croydon Mencap’s purpose is to provide advice, information and support through a range of projects and services. Croydon Mencap is affiliated to Royal Mencap but is not financially supported or governed by its National body.

3 September 2018
Local Alliances:
Croydon 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?

Identifying in the learning disability and carers community ways of accessing support for those living with dementia.  Additionally awareness raising and promoting understanding of those with dementia, particularly those with Downs syndrome.

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

Time and resources.  We will build information and awareness sessions into carers forum and health sessions we conduct for people with learning disabilities.  Additionally, we’ll ensure that we are able to deliver the appropriate training for our trustees, staff and volunteers.  

Good volunteers are a key delivery mechanism in this work and we would ensure that every new volunteer has dementia training as part of their induction. Finding effective ways to work in partnership (such as with Croydon Dementia Action Alliance) to support people with a learning disability and their carers living with dementia to live as well and independently as possible.

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2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Dementia Friends Awareness sessions for all trustees, staff members and volunteers.

    Offering dementia awareness sessions open to trustees, staff members, volunteers and member organisations.

    Ensure all existing trustees, staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Friends awareness sessions and all new colleagues receive it as part of their induction.

    By holding and participating in public events to promote awareness of dementia and reducing negative public perceptions of dementia.


  • Member of staff/trustee/volunteer trained as a dementia champion in order to build capacity within the organisation.

    Member of staff/trustee/volunteer trained as a dementia champion in order to build capacity within the organisation.

  • Conduct an audit of our buildings and meeting rooms in order that they are as dementia friendly as possible.

    Facilities colleague to conduct audit and report to senior team with findings.  Identify best way of resolving any issues raised and implement by December 2019.