Trinity Community Church
Trinity Community Church, based in the Amani Centre in Moss Side, is part of the network of United Reformed and Baptist Churches across the country. The church’s congregation lives in South Manchester and the church engages with the local community through Community Organising; a Melody Memories singing group for people affected by dementia or forgetfulness; Services of Worship on a Sunday at 10.45am and ‘Taize Events’ for singing, meditation and relaxation; Older People’s Groups and trips out; as well as hosting Community Fun Days at the centre for local people to get to know each other and the services that are available. We also work closely with the Hideaway Youth Project that is also based in the Amani Centre.
- 1 October 2013
- North West
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Manchester Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?
Trinity Community Church acts as central focal point for many people living in the area of Moss Side. Whether it is the Melody Memories singing group, opportunities for worship and discovering faith, or the Community Fun Days, the local community can visit both the church and Amani Centre for support, socialising and spirituality. We offer an affirming welcome to everyone.
We hope that the Church, its congregation and services is as supportive and welcoming as possible to local people affected by dementia who want to join the Church and visit the Amani Centre.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Capacity to deliver all community initiatives will always be a challenge on our own but we will continue to seek partners through community organising to assist in the work. Engaging with as wide a membership as possible in the Moss Side area, to encourage new visitors to the centre and church, can also be a challenge.
Continue to deliver the Melody Memories singing group and to promote the group amongst the community and partner organisations. Use group attendees’ feedback to evaluate the group.
Promote the use of the Amani Centre amongst dementia services
Continue to promote the use of the centre for partner organisations’ dementia services.
Continue to deliver Dementia Friends sessions in the Moss Side community.
Community Fun Days
Include dementia information in community fun days held at the Amani Centre.
Look into the feasibility of inviting a local partner organsiation to attend before/after Melody Memories to answer any specific questions attendees may have about dementia.
- Initial Scoping