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Narborough & District Bowling & Social Club (N&DB&SC)

N&DB&SC has been in the area since 1934. the club currently has over 200 members made up of approximately 90 bowlers and 110 social members, several of whom bowl indoors. The club has an excellent green which not only serves the local community but is regularly used by Leicester and Bowls Leicestershire for hosting National and County competitions and finals. In addition the club offers a wide range of social activities and events throughout the year to residents of the Blaby District. It is used as a meeting place by other local groups such as weightwatchers and line dancing for example. The age profile of the majority of club members is between early 60's and mid 80's. The current membership does include members and/or relatives who are living with and caring for those with dementia. Many of whom make a positive contribution to both bowling and social activities at the club.

Updated:
2 October 2019
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Community organisations, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 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?

With several of our members already experiencing the onset and progression of dementia the club supports and encourages both them and their carers in actively playing indoor and outdoor bowls and participating in as many social activities as possible. The club can provide a role model for the integration of those people living with dementia who make a positive contribution to all activities within the club.

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

To support all members in raising the awareness of living with and supporting those with dementia. All members to be encouraged to learn more through accessing the relevant information and attending dementia friends sessions and joining inline.

2. Actions