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Social and community life

At Waypoints we pride ourselves on our local partnerships and strong community relations which help to raise the awareness and foster a better understanding of Dementia.

Part of the National Dementia Strategy is that people with Dementia remain engaged in community activities. We strongly support this objective and work hard to encourage our local communities to become ‘Dementia Friendly’ in line with the Prime Ministers’ Dementia Challenge launched in March 2012.


Our diverse partnership activity often involves members of the wider community coming into our homes which has positive benefits for residents who enjoy the social interaction.
Just by way of a few examples; this has included;

  • Arranging regular trips out either as part of a group outing or as simple as a carer taking a resident down to the local shops to buy a paper.

  • Holding events within the home and grounds in aid of a local charity or good cause, which residents can choose to attend with their families and friends if they wish.

  • Encouraging families and friends to take their loved ones out for trips home or to see performances or shows.

  • Presenting talks about Dementia to local groups such as schools, British Legion, Women’s’ Institute, Rotary Clubs.

  • Inviting clubs and societies into the home, with our residents’ permission, in order that they may participate with their activities.

  • Working with health, social care and research organisations who share our commitment to innovation in Dementia care.

  • Giving residents the opportunity to fulfil their right to vote.

  • Taking residents to our local churches or arranging for church services to be held at our homes with the congregation also attending.

  • Inviting the local community in to the home at key events throughout the year such as Christmas, Easter and Remembrance Day.

Creating Memory Boards

Raising awareness and fostering a better understanding of dementia.

 

At Waypoints Plymouth for example, we have worked with a local college which has placed dementia at the heart of its education curriculum. Young people came into our home to create Memory Boards with residents. This fun, creative activity served a wider purpose of educating the next generation about dementia which many have experience of in their own families.

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