ACASA- Alexander's care and support agency

We are a care and support organisation, who work in our local communities to support individuals of all ages. This includes individuals with dementia or their partners.

Updated:
14 July 2015
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

A person centred approach, working with the individual in the outcomes they choose. This approach in embedded in the training that staff receive on induction and throughout their career with us. It empowers staff to ensure they are supporting individuals in an holistic approach using a circle of support. This includes the use of voluntary and third sectors for individuals to continue living well with dementia and being part of the community and activities they choose. Supporting the circle of support for the positive outcomes of the individual in the centre of the service. Learning, awareness including talking to our local colleges so that awareness and understanding are raised.

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

Time and the correct resources in the area the individual lives. Engaging with the local colleges and getting them to be enthusiastic about our vision

Member website

Www.parkgroupcare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Awareness training for all staff

    To ensure all staff have awareness training in the organisation; this will include HR, domestic staff and admin staff. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Collating Resources for the areas we care in

    To collate resources, so staff can signpost individuals and their carers to the services, activities and information most important to them. This will include services, facilities, education and leisure resources

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Talking to local schools and colleges

    To raise awareness of care and support in schools and colleges. Promoting the need for understanding, passionate and caring individuals to join the profession. Also to raise awareness of dementia. We have arranged 1 college so far and engaging we 1 other. 

    Status:
    Being implemented