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Activity and Social Groups for people living with mild to moderate dementia on Wednesdays from 10am until 3pm in the Hub Church Hall, Portland Rd, Bishop's Stortford. The principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is used throughout the sessions. A once a month dementia cafe called 'Here and Now' providing information provision for people living with dementia with their carers or carers alone. Held in Fullers Court, Stansted Rd, Bishop's Stortford, Herts last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am 12pm.

12 March 2019
East of England
Arts, Care, Charity, Community organisations, Health
Local Alliances:
Dementia Friendly East Herts Action group

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?

Providing a safe place for people living with dementia in Bishop's Stortford to come along and enjoy some varied and stimulating discussions and activities, including physical exercise,wellbeing sessions, singing, dancing,entertainment, quizzes , crosswords, games and more, using the principles of Cognitive stimulation therapy throughout, to help maintain independence and live well with dementia. Providing a much needed respite for the carer/family member of a person living with dementia while their loved one is safe and enjoying themselves at the group. Providing an information provision Dementia Cafe in Bishop's Stortford once a month on the last Tuesday of the month, with a chance to enjoy a chat with others over a cuppa but more over to attend a short talk from a different speaker relevant to the cause each month. This offers people the chance to find out more about local dementia services. Holding Dementia Friends information sessions, for dementia awareness to members of the public, volunteers, community groups and businesses. In Bishop's Stortford and surrounding area Provide Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in care homes, groups or individual, for people living with mild to moderate dementia. To improve quality of life and live well with dementia., in Bishop's Stortford and surrounding area. Working together with the relevant charities such as Age UK, Hertswise, Alzheimer's Society etc, social care, local town councillors, other care organisations to compliment each other and sign post, to get the best result for people living with dementia and their carers.

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

Getting the message out there, promotion and awareness about our organisation, finding new members. Most GP surgeries locally will not take posters leaflets from an organisation that is not NHS

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Providing dementia friends information sessions

    Being implemented

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    Delivered two dementia friends session to a voluntary organisation, and a Kint and Natter group. 

    Another is planned for Clarion Housing retirement complex in March 2019

  • Activity groups

    Activity and social groups for people living with mild to moderate dementia

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Cafe

    A once a month dementia cafe called 'Here and Now' for people living with dementia and their carers
    Being implemented