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Pershore Library

19 March 2019
West Midlands
Communication, Education Sector, Community organisations, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members
Local Alliances:
Evesham 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?

  1. Staff and volunteers to become Dementia Friends.
  2. Help to ensure that the library is accessible to people affected by dementia
  3. Establish the library as a dementia hub for the Pershore community, where members of the community can access information about support, activities and services that are available locally
  4. Encourage partner organisations to take action and become a DAA member.

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

  1. Raise awareness of dementia amongst library staff/volunteers and visitors to the library.
  2. Hold dementia friends information sessions for library staff and volunteers and open these sessions up to members of the public
  3. Hold an event during Dementia Action week. Promote Dementia Awareness week along with awareness events/ activities arranged by the DAA
  4. Using the DAA's environmental checklist (and hopefully involving local people affected by dementia) we will conduct an audit to see if any changes need to be made that will make the library more accessible for people affected by dementia.
  5. Use library display boards and social media pages to help promote awareness of dementia, in addition to where people can go locally to access information ans support.
  6. Promote the collection of books focusing on dementia.
  7. Host events/activities including Dementia friendly film shows.

2. Actions