Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire

Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire is a member of the Citizens Advice national network of Citizen Advice Bureaux, is an independent Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. The bureau helps people to resolve their money, legal and other problems by being independent, providing free, confidential and impartial advice regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. Our aims are to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

Updated:
12 October 2017
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Finance, Health, Housing Sector, Legal, Other, Voluntary Sector, Charity
Local Alliances:
Boston Dementia Action Alliance , South West Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, North Hykeham

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?

As a key advice organisation within Lincolnshire, our services are client centred and we focus on improving the quality of client’s lives through the provision of information and advice. Our involvement with this the local DAA will help us consolidate our current partnership working and help us make new contacts with all sectors of the community, including individuals living with dementia and their carers. By committing to our actions, Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire will work towards becoming dementia friendly.

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

We will need to plan our involvement with the Dementia Action Alliance to ensure that our ongoing service delivery continues as normal while we work towards our action plan goals. One of our aims is to train Citizens Advice staff and volunteers across Lincolnshire to become dementia friends. In order to do this, we will need to deliver training events across the county whilst ensuring that clients can still access our service effectively. In addition to face to face training we will uses electronic resources as appropriate.

Member website

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Dedicated Dementia Support Network Project

    We will work with other local stakeholder organisations including the CCG's and the Alzheimers Society to deliver general and specialist advice to support people living with dementia and their carers across Lincolnshire. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Work towards promoting dementia friendly communities by delivering dementia friends sessions

    We will support members of our team to undertake training to be Dementia Champions and will then offer the Dementia Friends training to the wider voluntary community and local organisations.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Promotion of Dementia Service

    We will use our extensive network of partners and will use social media, newspapers, radio and TV to raise awareness of our service. We will attend community events and dementia cafes to ensure that carers and people with dementia know how we can help and how to contact us.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Training our Staff and Volunteers

    We will train staff and volunteers across Lincolnshire to help them understand the particular care needs and problems experienced by people living with dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Delivery of Dementia Friends sessions to staff and volunteers within Citizens Advice MId Lincs Sleaford office on 26/11/2015. Confirmed number will be updated shortly.

  • Easy Access to Dementia Services

    We will develop an easy access route to enable clients to contact us at times suitable for them and for service providers and health professionals to refer patients directly to us.

    Status:
    Being implemented