Devon Memory Cafe Consortium (DMCC) has been set up in order to represent the best interests of Memory Cafes in Devon, whilst ensuring that each individual Memory Cafe retains its total independence.
Set up by Memory Cafes in Devon for Memory Cafes
At its heart, the aim of DMCC is to support people living with dementia and their carers through the Memory Cafe movement – making sure that they have access to peer support, information and advice and meaningful activities. DMCC has been set up by Memory Cafes in Devon for Memory Cafes in Devon and our small committee – who have been charged with running the consortium – are all involved with local Memory Cafes across the county.
Is your café Quality Assured?
This scheme is open to Memory Cafés who provide support, services, and activities to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our communities. It demonstrates how your memory cafes are delivered, and how the relevant policies and practices of your organisation ensure safe, caring, effective and responsive services. This helps health professionals and the public build confidence in, and awareness of, the range and quality of health and wellbeing activities and services available through Memory Cafés.
DMCC intends to be wholly responsive to the needs of its members, but activities will be focused around:
Brokering training opportunities
Signposting to sources of funding
Developing and providing access to a Quality Assurance programme
Sharing ideas, activities and best practice among members to ensure that Memory Cafes continue to provide invaluable support to people living with dementia and their carers
Providing a way and means for Memory Cafes to speak with ‘one voice’, thereby raising greater awareness of the unique support they provide as part of the dementia pathway and facilitating stronger working links with statutory services.