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Lesley Shand Funeral Service

Our number one priority is looking after you. We are a family run company of funeral directors in Dorset. All our branches are independently managed – together we cover East & North Dorset, Poole, Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck. We offer advice and support on arranging a funeral, woodland burials, memorials, pre-paid funeral plans and much more. We have a long history of arranging funerals in Dorset – some of our independent funeral directors have been established since the 1800s.

Updated:
31 March 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Care
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?

All staff have completed the 'Dementia Friends' training and our branches have been assessed and adapted for people with dementia.  dementia Friends is our charity of the year, and as a company we will be fundraising throughout 2019.

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

This is very typical as funeral directors of something we deal with on a daily basis, so not necessarily an unusual challenge.

2. Actions

  • Supporting the local community

    Joined the Blandford DAA steering group.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Hold a dementia awareness seminar

    Planned as a cheese and wine, networking evening for local businesses.  Purpose of seminar - raise dementia awareness in the local community.

    Status:
    Being implemented, Planning
  • Donated bird feeder fence for sensory garden

    Worked with Town Council to erect the fence at Woodhouse Gardens.

    Status:
    Completed, Delivered