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UTC Plymouth

UTC Plymouth is a fresh and exciting specialist educational environment for 13-19 year's. We offer an exceptional chance to focus on science, technology, engineering and maths subjects integrated with core national curriculum studies. We also aim to ensure all students realise their ambitions in engineering whilst paying careful attention to preparing young people for their financial future in both work and life.

Updated:
21 January 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Children Young People and Students, Education Sector
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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?

CPD: Raising staff awareness: We invited Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council) into UTC Plymouth to speak to all staff in regards to dementia and what support we can offer for those that may live with dementia and their family members.

Assembly: We invited Claire Puckey into UTC Plymouth to speak to all year groups in regards to dementia, explaining what it is and what support is out there.

Claire Puckey has also come into UTC Plymouth and reviewed the design of the building. She has given us advice on how we can improve the building to make it more dementia friendly. We have carried out some of these improvements and also made sure everyone is aware and offers support when needed during open events and parent evenings. Signs and the entrance/exit is clearly stated with non-glare signage along with arrows throughout the building and simple signage for the toilets.

We want to continue to improve our knowledge and support for people affected by dementia. We will again be inviting Claire Puckey into UTC Plymouth to talk to all our students. We will also be using resource packs for PSHE to speak to students about dementia along with other health issues.

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

New staff members coming to join UTC Plymouth may not have received the same dementia awareness information, so we will be required to continue ensuring that they do.

We take on students from Year 9 and due to this, we will have to organise small group assemblies per year group, as some students may have already attended the previous assembly/talks.

Member website

https://utcplymouth.org

2. Actions

  • The Mental Health Lead at UTC Plymouth to maintain links with Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Co-ordinator, Plymouth City Council)

    The Mental Health Lead at UTC Plymouth will be regularly contacting Claire to set up dates for awareness sessions for students and staff alongside giving out any relevant  resources.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • The Mental Health Lead at UTC Plymouth to maintain links with Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Co-ordinator, Plymouth City Council)

    The Mental Health Lead at UTC Plymouth will be regularly contacting Claire to set up dates for awareness sessions for students and staff alongside giving out any relevant  resources.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Open Events

    We will continue to follow the guidance Claire has given us in regards to signs, displays and directions. We will continue to take into account  that it is important to show our support and understanding for those that have dementia.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Open Events

    We will continue to follow the guidance Claire has given us in regards to signs, displays and directions. We will continue to take into account  that it is important to show our support and understanding for those that have dementia.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Family Support.

    The Mental Health Lead will continue to support students and family members in regards to a family member or friend living with dementia. UTC has links now with dementia friendly support and counselling for the students.

    Status:
    Delivery