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Stowmarket Library - Suffolk Libraries IPS Ltd

Suffolk Libraries aim to transform lives through access to knowledge and resources, promote lifelong learning and strengthen communities by meeting their evolving needs. We provide access to resources: Printed stock, digital information resources and a mixed economy of other digital and printed resources. We provide free access to internet, Wi-Fi. We also provide regular activities and services for older people, early years, children and young people and activities and services to help with wellness, especially mental health

8 May 2019
East of England
Arts, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Stowmarket 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?

All staff and volunteers have received dementia friends awareness training.  As a library we provide a safe environment for people living with dementia and their carers family and friends. We have a large range of different resources for people to enjoy and people can spend time here at the library in a safe environment.  We are a member of Stowmarket DAA and support and promote activities and events in the town. r

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

The biggest challenge would be that of time and staffing levels which could mean at busy times it could be more difficult to be able to support people who are seeking additional help

2. Actions