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CYCALL provides cycling equipment for people who would benefit from using an adapted cycle in a safe and supported environment.

17 January 2022
South East
Local Alliances:
Worthing 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?

As an organisation, CYCALL will offer a truly inclusive leisure activity for people living with Dementia. Adapted cycling involves the participants family, friends or carers. CYCALL also offers a 'buddy rider' for anyone who has found themselves socially isolated due to Dementia. CYCALL volunteers have all become Dementia Friends which will enable them to treat all participants with kindness, dignity and respect. CYCALL rides will promote social interaction, taking time to share stories and form meaningful friendships. This will allow all involved with Dementia Friendly CYCALL rides to develop a new and meaningful activity and create a social network in a safe and supported environment. CYCALL rides are about more than just the cycling.

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

CYCALL's biggest challenge to delivering these outcomes is Financial. As an organisation CYCALL is determined to provide our adapted cycling sessions for free. This has implications for funding, however the support of local businesses and the local community is making this possible.

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2. Actions

  • Share the benefit of adapted cycling for people living with Dementia

    Continue to promote the benefits of physical activity, in particular adapted cycling for people living with Dementia.

    Being implemented

    2021 - Third Quarter Update

    Martine presented to Worthing Dementia Action Alliance as part of Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week. 

  • Trustees to compile a Dementia Action Plan

    Trustees to complete a Dementia Action Plan

  • Trustees & Volunteers to become Dementia Friends

    New Volunteers & Employees to become Dementia Friends. Martine to arrange with Lynsey Tran for delivery of a Dementia Friends session

    Being implemented

    2022 - First Quarter Update

    New volunteers & employees currently being recruited.  Dementia Friends session to be arranged-  Spring 2022

  • Trustees to disseminate awareness training & action plan to volunteers

    Directors to disseminate awareness training, facilitate discussions & present action plan to volunteers (use resources from Dementia Action, Alzheimers UK & Dementia Friends)

    Being implemented
  • CYCALL is to use the National Dementia Declaration (7 desired outcomes) to form a Dementia Friendly Framework

    The 7 desired outcomes for people living with Dementia and their Carer's will underpin CYCALL sessions.

    The outcomes which have been expressed by people living with Dementia and their Carer's will be used as a basis of discussions during Training Sessions.

    Being implemented
  • Joining Dementia Friendly Worthing Network

    The coordinator of Dementia Friendly Worthing has visited the CYCALL project and offered advice and guidance.

  • Growing & Developing as a Dementia Friendly Organisation

    CYCALL will  make connections with local Dementia Support Organisations.   Our Directors will enthusiastically develop our awareness of Dementia and continue to disseminate our Action Plan to new volunteers.

    Being implemented

    2022 - First Quarter Update

    Continue to welcome a group from DFW.  Use feedback and evaluation from group leaders and participants to improve awareness.  Focus on welcoming 2 mored Dementia groups in 2022

    2020 - Second Quarter Update

    CYCALL attended the launch of Adur Dementia Friendly Communities. 

  • Creating Meaningful Activities & Social Networks

    CYCALL sessions will be about much more than pedalling!  CYCALL sessions will be an opportunity for social interaction for all involved. 

  • CYCALL sessions will be safe and supportive

    Directors and Volunteers will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Volunteers will receive Safeguarding Training as part of their Induction and as on-going training.

    Being implemented
  • CYCALL will promote inter-generational awareness of Dementia

    CYCALL is aiming to recruit volunteers from all generations to promote awareness of Dementia and to create inter-generational friendships.

    Being implemented