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Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation

Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation was set up in 2008 and since then our links with Hartlepool United Football Club mean that we have become central within the community. The Charity’s objectives are: • To promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing facilities for the playing of association football and other sports capable of improving health • To provide and assist in providing facilities for sport, recreation or other leisure time occupations of such persons who have need for such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving their conditions of life; and • To advance the education of children and young people through such means as the trustees fit in accordance with the law of charity. We are a vibrant and active community project that aims to sport grassroots football development and nurture the passion of the people of Hartlepool for football and their local club.

12 April 2019
North East
Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Recreation, Schools
Local Alliances:
North East Dementia 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?

As a registered charity we are able to access grants to enable us to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. We work will people from all walks of life within Hartlepool and the surrounding areas to provide access to support and services that they may not otherwise be able to.

Our links with Hartlepool United FC give us a local and national platform to promote services in the area and the work of local and national Dementia Action Alliance. 

Our staff are committed to learn how to better understand the needs of those with dementia and their carers whilst treating the with dignity.

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

The main challenge is ensuring that staff fully understand dementia and how it can affect sufferers and their carers. To counteract this we will ensure all staff are 'Dementia Friends' and receive regular refresher training. 

2. Actions

  • Raise Awareness of Dementia Friends

    We will use our platform to promote Dementia Friends and the importance of this programme to both people with dementia and their carers.

    Initial Scoping
  • Provide activities which are suitable for those with dementia and their carers

    We will work with local groups to put on activites both in care home settings and at our own venue.

    Being implemented
  • Staff Training

    All staff will be trained Dementia Friends