Action Plan

Royal Voluntary Service was formed in 1938 by Stella, Lady Reading as Women’s Voluntary Services to help communities prepare for the hardships of war. Since then it has inspired more than three million ordinary women and men to give their time to help address whatever needs were most apparent in their communities. Today our volunteers do the simple things which make a big difference. Helping on wards and serving refreshments in busy NHS hospitals, supporting older people just home from an operation; running lunch clubs and social activities to help older people stay active and fend off loneliness.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

All Royal Voluntary Service staff to be Dementia Aware

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

All Royal Voluntary Service staff will complete our first Dementia Awareness module and become a registered Dementia Friend by March 2019.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

All Royal Voluntary Service volunteers working with people in our hospital and home services will be Dementia Aware and will complete all four training modules.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

All Royal Voluntary Service volunteers working in our hospital and home services will complete all four of our Dementia Awareness modules and become a registered Dementia Friend by March 2019.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

We will encourage all volunteers to complete the Dementia Awareness training and become a registered Dementia Friend.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

We are rolling out a new set of Dementia training modules open to all, with an aim of everyone in Royal Voluntary Service completing them and being a registered Dementia Friend by December 2019.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 4 - Relating to:

We will work towards making our hospital Cafes as dementia friendly as possible.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 4?

 

Through design and refurbishments, the dementia friendly approach will be evident, working towards making our Cafes in hospitals as dementia friendly as possible.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.