Greenwich Leisure Limited

GLL is a not for profit charitable social enterprise committed to delivering a better quality of fitness and leisure, libraries and performing arts facilities for everyone. We’re committed to providing access to quality community facilities - and more - at a price everyone can afford. Nationally we manage over 258 facilities, operating under our 'Better' brand. GLL started managing the Leisure facilities in Croydon from 1st March 2018 including 8 facilities Thornton Heath, Purley, New Addington, South Norwood, Waddon, Croydon Arena, Monks Hill and Ashburton Hall. The contract also includes 17 parks with GLL responsible for managing the Tennis Courts and Multi Use Games areas as well as programming activity.

Updated:
15 October 2018
Location:
London
Sectors:
Recreation, Other
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?

Our aim is to provide our staff with a good knowledge and understanding of dementia so they can be more effective in their work.

To support the well-being, independence, self-determination and dignity of people living with dementia.

To support people living with dementia to help them access the leisure services   when they want to.

To allow people with dementia to live well. 

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

People – we have a high number of casual staff, so in order to affect dementia friends training it will have to be on a regular basis to ensure full coverage.

Place – currently there are a number of refurbishments going on around the borough and it’s important to make sure dementia considerations are part of these.

Process – identify the appropriate opportunity for sessions such as dementia friendly swimming and amend processes to allow participants to be able to access

Member website

www.better.org.uk

2. Actions

  • People – we have a high number of casual staff, so in order to effect dementia friends training it will have to be on a regular basis to ensure full coverage.

    Provide dementia friends sessions for staff and seasonal workers on a regular basis. 

    Provide DF session at Staff conferences  

    Develop those staff who would like to become dementia friend’s champions, if possible, within each centre to provide sustainability for dementia friends.

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  • Place – currently there are a number of refurbishments going on around the borough and it’s important to make sure dementia considerations are part of these.

    Conduct an audit across all the centres to identify areas to improve

    Implement recommendations

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  • Process – identify the appropriate opportunity for sessions such as dementia friendly swimming and amend processes to allow participants to be able to access

    Draw on expertise of other colleagues within GLL to implement dementia friendly swimming sessions. 

    Use the data provided by Croydon Council to identify the best centres to start this with.

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