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Ross DMC Terms   provisional title         4 October 2016                Home page  here

Contents
  1. Outline
  2. Initial terms
  3. Leadership
  4. The Volunteers
  5. Links



1   Outline

  1. Within the aim of Christ Church becoming host to the Dementia Meeting Centre, these pages set out how it would work over a six week pilot project one day per week.

  2.  "Host" means in this context giving permission to the writer, Prof Alan F Harrison, to run the pilot deploying Christ Church premises in the capacity of independent hirer.

  3. Perhaps a new definition is needed.  

 
2   Suggested initial terms -  

The writer undertakes to work with Reverend Deborah Cornish - the Minister (or other person(s) designated by her).  

  1. Keep the Minister up to date with the main events as they unfold
  2.  
  3. Advise the Minister of any issues which overlap onto the Christ Church domain 

  4. Health & Safety matters affecting all within the project will receive high priority

  5. Insurance and equipment costs will be met by the writer who is grateful if the cost of utilities is met by Christ Church 

  6. External communication (press releases and other media statements, comment at public meetings) which have any bearing on Christ Church, will be discussed and approved in advance
  7. .
  8. The writer will assume the role of DMC leader until such needs to be reviewed.  In the event of applications for funding a DMC manager being successful, for example.

  9. In the event of Christ Church congregation members participating as volunteers, the writer undertakes to ensure that they are given every opportunity to contribute to the success of the project.  Some may need training which is part of the undertaking.  That includes any costs involved. 
  10.  
  11. In the event of needing to explain the source of initial finance, it will be stated that it comes from a private donor.  The Minister is aware of the amount and source. 

  12. The writer is unaware of the extent of volunteering and discussion of the topic appearing within the first press release will benefit the project,  2.13 applies to subsequent new volunteers.

  13. The writer, at the earliest opportunity, will discuss the project with volunteers.  That will include decisions concerning who does what, and the matter of a deputy leader.  A 90 minute meeting is envisaged and volunteers will be presumed to have read these pages except this one.

  14. The writer will draft a document which volunteers sign before they first engage with participants. 

  15. Storage of equipment before the project starts in the context of little space available, will be negotiated.

3   Leadership


3.1  The DMC Leader - PL - Project Leader  -  the writer


3.1.1  Overall responsibility

  1. The PL assumes responsibility for all aspects of the pilot project

  2. Thus far, these include 1.5.1.1  GPs  here, H&S, identification of the project partners, broad negotiation,  planning (the broad modus operandi - aspects of it are at 3 here , initial finance (insurance, equipment), documentation, project evaluation)

  3. There is more detail elsewhere which need not detain the reader today or within the following month. here 1.5.1


3.1.2   Plan B

  1. An early requirement is a Plan B document in the event of PL's absence on any day of operation.  It will summarise the Deputy Project Leader's responsibilities.

  2. The writer will submit this to the Minister


3.2  The Deputy Project Leader - DPL

  1. The DPL assumes responsibility for all aspects of the operational aspects in the event of the PL's absence on any day of operation

  2. Early discussion is essential as is a visit to the Leominster DMC 

  3. There is more detail elsewhere which need not detain the reader today or within the following month. here 1.6 - Aims,  and 2 -  Background info with which the team ought to become fluent. 
  4. "At least one of you will need at least the knowledge of a Dementia Champion who will present it to the rest of the team.  Meanwhile, there is part of the presentation here.  The second aspect of meanwhile is understanding the Five Things you should know about Dementia here."           source 1.5.4.1  It is a component of the Dementia Champion talk.

  5. The DPL assumes 3.2.7

  6. The DPL assumes to read this page.


4   The Volunteers (including, of course, the DPL)

  1. Opportunities - provisional  - for volunteers  1 here

  2. Vols will be directed to the Leominster programmes here  

  3. What is the position re vols and DBS?  If vols come from within CC, can the DBS routine be completed on line in time for Nov 2?  Ditto if vols come forward after first PR.  The process after using the computer may be too long.  If so, can they begin on Nov 2?  I have never had any problem in the situation.


5    Links and potentially useful text


5.1  Placed here in order to explore for relevant text.   
 

Staffing matters here    Of potential use if and when a Ross DMC Manger or Activities Manager is being considered.
 

5.2  

Job description – Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator


Of potential use if and when a Ross DMC Manager or Activities Manager is being considered.

Text in bold seems the most appropriate at this stage.  Community, Society possibly to be replaced by The Advisory Board.

 
  1. To build relationships with and invite businesses, civic organisation,community organisations, local groups, health and social care providers etc.to join the community and support them in the process

  2. To create a framework in which local community activities, meetings and events are structured so that they can be self-sustaining once the support of the post is withdrawn

  3.  To coordinate and manage the local community meetings, including setting agendas, creating an action plan, booking a venue, distribution meeting notes etc. 

  4. To have an exit strategy in place for this role from the outset

  5. To support the delivery and sign up to a local dementia action plan

  6. To promote the work both locally and nationally and support the development of dementia friendly communities

  7. To source opportunities for new or ongoing funding and supporting with applications for funding so communities  the Ross DMC        can continue to exist once the post is withdrawn

  8. To establish systems for monitoring and evaluating the work of the community

  9. To report evidence of good practice, success stories and areas of risk to the project to the Regional Operations Manager. 

  10. To record information that ensures accurate and timely reporting, making use of Society supported systems and processes as appropriate and ensuring that information is issued to the relevant audience.

  11. To represent Alzheimer’s Society and promote the needs of people affected by dementia across the locality.

  12. To raise awareness of dementia by supporting awareness raising activities of organisations

  13. To adhere to all the Society’s service standards, policies and procedures

  14. To comply with the data protection regulations, ensuring that information on clients remains confidential

  15. To be responsible for personal learning and development, to support the learning and development of others and the whole organisation

  16. To work collaboratively with fundraising and media and campaign teams, sharing responsibility for the achievement of jointly agreed objectives, as appropriate

  17. To work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people with dementia

  18. To implement the Society’s health and safety policy and procedures, ensuring that all practices and procedures are undertaken in accordance with a healthy and safe working environment and that all staff and volunteers for whom you may be responsible are aware of their responsibilities in respect of their role, monitoring data and recommending action as required

  19. To administrate and organise own work to ensure that it is accurate and meets quality targets, reasonable deadlines and reporting requirements

  20. To follow the Society’s management information guidelines and requirements, including ensuring appropriate monthly measures on service usage levels are collected and submitted on the services database or other systems in accordance with deadlines

  21. Where appropriate, to recruit, induct and support volunteers

        source here




5.3  Job description – Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator

         The original text
  1. To build relationships with and invite businesses, civic organisation,community organisations, local groups, health and social care providers etc.to join the community and support them in the process

  2. To create a framework in which local community activities, meetings and events are structured so that they can be self-sustaining once the support of the post is withdrawn

  3.  To coordinate and manage the local community meetings, including setting agendas, creating an action plan, booking a venue, distribution meeting notes etc. 

  4. To have an exit strategy in place for this role from the outset

  5. To support the delivery and sign up to a local dementia action plan

  6. To promote the work both locally and nationally and support the development of dementia friendly communities

  7. To source opportunities for new or ongoing funding and supporting with applications for funding so communities can continue to exist once the post is withdrawn

  8. To establish systems for monitoring and evaluating the work of the community

  9. To report evidence of good practice, success stories and areas of risk to the project to the Regional Operations Manager. 

  10. To record information that ensures accurate and timely reporting, making use of Society supported
  11. systems and processes as appropriate and ensuring that information is issued to the relevant audience.

  12. To represent Alzheimer’s Society and promote the needs of people affected by dementia across the locality.

  13. To raise awareness of dementia by supporting awareness raising activities of
  14. organisations

  15. To adhere to all the Society’s service standards, policies and procedures

  16. To comply with the data protection regulations, ensuring that information on clients remains confidential

  17. To be responsible for personal learning and development, to support the learning and development of others and the whole organisation

  18. To work collaboratively with fundraising and media and campaign teams, sharing responsibility for the achievement of jointly agreed objectives, as appropriate

  19. To work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people with dementia

  20. To implement the Society’s health and safety policy and procedures, ensuring that all practices and procedures are undertaken in accordance with a healthy and safe working environment and that all staff and volunteers for whom you may be responsible are aware of their responsibilities in respect of their role, monitoring data and recommending action as required

  21. To administrate and organise own work to ensure that it is accurate and meets quality targets, reasonable deadlines and reporting requirements

  22. To follow the Society’s management information guidelines and requirements, including ensuring appropriate monthly measures on service usage levels are collected and submitted on the services database or other systems in accordance with deadlines

  23. Where appropriate, to recruit, induct and support volunteers

        source here                       Text used again at 10 here


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