Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire (Age UK Notts)

Age UK Notts is a local independent charity supporting older people across Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Our vision is - a world in which older people flourish Our mission is to enhance the quality of live and promote the well- being of all older people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire We provide services to enable individuals to live safe, secure, warm, independent lives in their own homes. Services include a visiting service, social & physical activity services, Information and advice housing services which include; a home Improvement agency; home safety and security service; a handyperson service; a home support service, including cleaning and gardening; an advocacy service; counselling and day Services, to support older people with dementia and their carers

Updated:
19 February 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Health, Housing Sector, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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?

1.  We deliver training to carers of people with dementia

We deliver dementia awareness training to all our staff and volunteers

We support people with dementia through our services including day services, carers respite, community and housing services

We support people with dementia to access personal budgets.

We advocate on behalf of people with demenia

We support people with dementia to self advocate

We are working with Age UK nationally to further develop dementia friendly services.

2.  Our main limitation is limited resources

 

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

Funding

Member website

www.ageuknotts.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

    Develop Dementia Friendly Services.

    Review our current services and develop more dementia friendly services.  This work will be supported by a small grant from Age UK.

    Black and Minority Ethnic older people and dementia.

    Ensuring our services are inclusive to the whole community.

    Transgender and dementia.

    Ensuring our services are inclusive to the whole community.

    Status:

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

    In progress

  • Dementia Friendly Services

    Audit all premises to assess whether they are dementia friendly.  Following audit - implement audit recommendations.

    Audit our current leaflets and amend to ensure they are dementia friendly.

    Ensure all staff and volunteers receive Dementia Friends training.

    Identify additional staff to complete Dementia Champions training.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Still progressing