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No 8 Cafe

We are a family run, local cafe. We pride ourselves on being friendly and supportive to all our customers.

25 March 2019
Local Alliances:
Blandford 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?

We can network with other small businesses in Tabernacle Walk to encourage collective support for people living with dementia and their carers who use our services.

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

Our cafe is often run by one member of staff which could make it harder to support a person living with dementia during busy times.

2. Actions

  • Staff Training

    We plan to host dementia awareness training for our staff which will be open to the other small businesses in Tabernacle Walk.

  • Providing a supportive environment

    We will give extra time and support to our customers who are living with dementia.  This would include spending time helping with menu choices and dealing with money or cards.  

    Being implemented
  • Signage

    We provide access to a toilet in the premises which is clearly signposted.  We also ensure that staff are identifiable as they wear a uniform.  This will help people living with dementia to identify who they can approach for assistance. 

    Being implemented