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A W Aldern & Son Funeral Directors (Benfleet)

We are Benfleet funeral directors that are based directly next door to the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, which is why many people in Benfleet choose A W Alden for Catholic funeral services. However, we arrange funeral services that accommodate any religious or personal preferences. Once a builder's company, our Essex funeral home came into existence following the Second World War. Our premises has undergone developments after a relocation to a bigger building, which means we can offer the best facilities to those who need our assistance. Please get in touch to find out more about our caring funeral services.

27 June 2019
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

Our Funeral Directors have worked towards becoming Dementia Friendly and have been working collaboratively with the Dementia Community Support Team to:

1. Raise awareness of Dementia within the organisation and within our local office.

2. Learn more about the Dementia support offer for the local area, and how we can signpost families that may need support later on.

3. We have built rapports with the local Dementia Navigator so we can contact them if we need support with a family or person with Dementia.

4. All staff have undertaken a Dementia Friends session and we have a Dementia Champion that will be the point of contact for the whole organisation.

5. The office has completed the Dementia Friendly Funeral Directors Toolkit and will receive a Certificate of Accreditation for becoming Dementia Friendly.

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

If we have new starters within the organisation, they may not have the same level of knowledge of other staff, however we will contact our local Dementia Navigator to complete a Dementia Friends session, to ensure continuity of Dementia knowledge throughout our organisation

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friendly Funeral Directors

    taff: All staff to undertake a Dementia Friends session to raise knowledge of Dementia and the local Dementia Navigator support on offer for this locality. One Dementia Champion to be the point of contact for the organisation.

    Environment: Relevant and easy to read signage, a welcoming atmosphere and environment that is well lit and supportive of the service user.

    Dementia Community Support Available: Support for the office staff for training purposes and service user support should they need it.

    Resources: Access to  various Dementia Support resources for the service users including: This is Me, Herbert Protocol and the Red Bag Scheme


    2019 - Second Quarter Update

    New member action