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Manchester Methodist Circuit

The Manchester Circuit is a grouping of 22 Methodist churchesand Local Ecumenical Partenerships within Manchester.

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?

A primary focus of Christianity has always been about reaching out to those on the edge of society; those whom others look down on or seek to marginalise and those who struggle to find a voice. All people regardless of their mental or intellectual capacity are valued and loved by God and it is the church’s role to proclaim this.

In addition we have a role in supporting those whose loved ones have dementia and enabling them to find their voice.

We seek to provide spiritual, pastoral and practical care.

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

We aim to work in partnership with carers in order to provide accessible and appropriate worship; to offer appropriate support; to signpost where possible and to enhance awareness of the nature of dementia and the challenges it brings.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Sessions

    Arrange a 1 hour Dementia Friends awareness session.

  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    Look into whether simple changes to the environment can be made to make facilities more 'dementia friendly' (e.g more signage).

  • Information Provision

    Be aware of and stock Helpcards.