British Red Cross (Staffordshire)

The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. In the UK, they provide health and social care, delivering valuable short-term support to vulnerable people, including lending medical equipment and care at home.

Updated:
4 April 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Health, Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance, South Staffordshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

British Red Cross health and social care services across the UK provide time-limited care and support to people who are vulnerable and finding it difficult to cope at home.

We will:

  • Continue to provide support based on promoting independence, dignity and respect with a strong person centred approach.
  • Continue to work in partnership with other organisations such the Alzheimer's Society to enable people with dementia to continue to live at home.
  • Signpost and refer individuals to statutory and non-statutory services  and support them to access appropriate support and information, helping to put systems in place to meet the individual needs of the person with dementia and their carers enabling people to cope during a crisis and build resilience.
  • Work cooperatively with reference groups to develop strategies for people living with dementia and their carers.

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

  • Being aware of, and understanding commissioning priorities and intentions (particularly with recent restructures within Public Health) around dementia.
  • Improving the skills, knowledge and competencies of the workforce (staff and volunteers) to ensure the best outcomes for people with dementia and their carers.

2. Actions

  • Collaborate with other organisations

    Collaborate with other organisations to inform, develop and improve outcomes for people with dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

  • Seek funding opportunities

    Pro-actively seek funding opportunities to support the development of services supporting people with dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

  • Advanced dementia training for staff and volunteers

    Include (advanced) dementia training for front line staff and volunteers.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    Update - First Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

    Update - Second Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member

    Update - Third Quarter

    N/A - New DAA member