BMBC North East Area Council

The North East Area Council commissions a variety of services to address local priorities, which have been identified through data, and feedback, from local residents. The Area Council includes four very active Ward Alliances who support, and empower, their local communities, and each calendar year many Volunteer events are supported.

Updated:
10 January 2019
Local Alliances:
Barnsley 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?

The North East Area Council has previously agreed to support Dementia Friendly communities and to date the following positive actions have been taken:

Dementia Friendly training, and information about the Dementia Action Alliance, has been facilitated by Christine Key, to the Cudworth, Monk Bretton, North East and Royston Ward Alliances. Feedback from the Ward Alliances has been very positive to date, and the Ward Alliances are actively supporting Dementia Friendly Communities as follows:

  • Cudworth Ward Alliance has agreed to work in partnership with Age UK on the Dementia Friendly Cudworth Village project.
  • Monk Bretton Ward Alliance has agreed funding for a weekly Dementia Café to take place at the Silverdale Community Centre.
  • North East Ward Alliance members have agreed that they will actively promote awareness and understanding in their communities.
  • Royston Ward Alliance has discussed the need to include dementia friendly awareness in their Principle Town improvements.

 Additionally Christine has also been to raise awareness at several meetings of local Community Groups such as the Cudworth and Businesses Together Group, and the Burton Grange Community Centre.

 Following the training and consultation with each of the four Ward Alliances of the North East Area Council, and some of the community groups and local businesses, the North East Area Council resolved to pledge to become a member of the Dementia Action Alliance at the North East Area Council meeting which was held on Thursday 29th November, 2018.

Action 1 To improved communication about Dementia Friendly activities across the North East Area Council.

To add information about local activities, events and community groups across the North East Area Council to the Dementia Friendly Barnsley Web Site.

 Action 2 To encourage local businesses across the North East Area Council to become dementia friendly.

To work in partnership with Age UK on their Dementia Friendly Village initiative, with a view to taking this initiative forward in all four Wards of the North East Area Council.

 Action 3 

To promote awareness and understanding with partner agencies who work across the North East Area Council to promote understanding about dementia and how it can affect our local residents

 To continue working with partner organisations to help to promote awareness and understanding about dementia across the North East area local communities.

 

 

 

 

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

 

The difficulties may be due to existing time commitments and work load pressures but it is hoped that this will be overcome through effective partnership working, and trying to ensure that Dementia Friendly information is integral to as many commissions and projects as possible.

 

 

2. Actions

  • To improved communication about Dementia Friendly activities across the North East Area Council

    To add information about local activities, events and community groups across the North East Area Council to the Dementia Friendly Barnsley Web Site.

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  • To encourage local businesses across the North East Area Council to become dementia friendly

    To work in partnership with Age UK on their Dementia Friendly Village initiative, with a view to taking this initiative forward in all four Wards of the North East Area Council.

    Status:
  • To promote awareness and understanding with partner agencies who work across the North East Area Council to promote understanding about dementia and how it can affect our local residents

    To continue working with partner organisations to help to promote awareness and understanding about dementia across the North East area local communities.

    Status: