Mid Sussex Voluntary Action
MSVA is an independent charity working across Mid Sussex supporting local voluntary organisations and community groups. We champion the role of local voluntary and community groups and ensure that their voice is heard. We offer advice, information and support; and facilitate the sharing of news, knowledge and ideas across the district.
- 7 August 2019
- South East
- Charity, Community organisations, Faith Groups, Health, Hospices, Local DAA Members, Membership organisation, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Burgess Hill Dementia Action Alliance, East Grinstead Dementia Action Alliance, Haywards Heath 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?
MSVA is involved with the local DAA's in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath. We promote their activities and encourage organisations to become members of their local alliance. Our membership includes organisations and voluntary groups that are delivering fronline services to people living with dementia and their carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
MSVA will:: Promote dementia awareness by offering staff and volunteers an opportunity to attend a dementia friend awareness session Include information about dementia friendly Mid Sussex in our e bulletins to promote the 3 DAAs Encourage voluntary organisations with volunteers with a dementia diagnosis to adapt policies and processes that will enable the volunteer to continue helping for as long as they can.
Raising Awareness about Dementia within the Voluntary Sector in Mid sussex
MSVA will promote awareness by offering staff and volunteers an opportunity to attend a dementia friend awareness workshop
MSVA will include information about dementia friendly Mid Sussex in our e bulletin to promote the 3 DAAs
MSVA will encourage organisations with volunteers with a dementia diagnosis to adapt policies and practices that allow the volunteer to continue to contribute for as long as they can.