Gedling Homes

Gedling Homes is part of New Charter Housing Trust and are a customer focused, enthusiastic and growing landlord, providing affordable homes for people across Gedling Borough, Nottingham. We are dedicated to making a difference, creating neighbourhoods where people want to live. With a third of our stock in housing for older people, two extra care schemes (one in development) and a telecare service to non tenants our independent living team are committed to working in partnership to deliver housing and services which support older people to live independent, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Updated:
13 June 2014
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Housing 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?

GH will increase awareness of dementia via dementia champions both amongst our staff and tenants, increase the number of dementia champions, develop events programmes within our sheltered schemes to encourage dementia friendly environments. We will take account of expert advice in design of housing when updating and developing our older persons properties, and extend our telecare offering suitably for people with dementia. We will also work with partners to develop a range of initiatives and tools to support people with dementia and their carers and provide practical solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers i.e. via the moneywise team, web site development.

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

Availability of finance both in terms of buidlings and development and in terms of contracts via local authorities for support services. As with all organisations, staff time and competing priorities means discipline and leadership are required to ensure actions are achieved.

Member website

www.gedlinghomes.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Increase knowledge of dementia

    Via demntia champions run awareness sessions for all staff and tenanst in sheltered housing to increase number of demntai champions and together with a programe of events support a dementai friendly community.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Work with partners to develop a range of initaives and tools to support peopel with dementia and their carers

    Join with GBC and local CCG in a tripartite approach to supporting people with demntia within Gedling Borough.

    Work together on a pilot to develop improved support to carers.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Develop practial solutions to improve heath and wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers

    Via the moneywise team develop a benefits welfare pack. Develop service offering within revenues.

    As part of  the web site review and development esure information for people with dementia and their carers is appropriate and useful.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    Update

  • Incorporate best practice design of housing for people with dementia in new / refurbished housing for older people.

    Work with specailists on the development of St Andrews extra care scheme.

    Review existing sheltered housing schemes and plan appropriate design adapatations.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    Update