Lincs2Advice

A 'not for profit' organisation delivering community services within the greater Lincolnshire area. Offering free and confidential advice and support to residents within Lincolnshire. Aiming to relieve poverty, sickness, isolation and distress and to protect and preserve health through enabling members to provide information, advice & guidance to the general public. Offering a signposting service for the public to help with any query, issue or difficulty they may be facing. Offing contacts and information on over 400 local organisations to help within the sectors of Money, Health, Home, Care, Family, Legal, Work, Education, Communication and Travel. Lincs2Advice are also a referral point for 'Total Voice Lincolnshire' ensuring the residents of Lincolnshire have access to a professional and confidential advocacy service. Offering support to those who can not or feel they do not have the power to speak up for themselves.

Updated:
5 November 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Communication, Education Sector, Faith Groups, Finance, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Legal, Local Authorities, Medical, Membership Organisations, Other, Schools, Utility, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance , Lincoln Dementia Action Alliance, West Lindsey Dementia Action Alliance, Boston Dementia Action Alliance , Skegness Area 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?

As Lincs2Advice has 2 parts to its structure there are a multitude of ways we can support both carers and people with dementia within the Lincolnshire area.

The signposting service which gives accurate information to individuals to help with a specific need. People can call this advice line for absolutely ANY issue and we will support them.

Our calls range from - Isolation issues where we can sign post a person to social groups and activities, transportation options, friends sitters and respite. Health problems advising people of the services available to them for any specific issue whether this be medical assistance, support groups, information groups or charitable organisations. Debt advice and money management on any situation private or commercial. And many many more issues.

Our service enables the public to feel a sense of belonging and inclusion within their community with the knowledge and freedom of choice they deserve. Educating on relevant issues for the public and commercial community ensuring that individuals are valued, knowledgeable and understood whilst their needs are met.

Giving a voice to those who can not speak up for themselves or who need the help and support to realise their potential to voice their views and opinions in life.

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

Our main challenge is knowledge and marketing. Getting the people of Lincolnshire to know that we are there and to think of us if they need help or support.

We have a very strong and positive relationship with all of our members and make it our mission to understand what they do and how we can promote their services. We are open and honest with what we do and how we can support the communtiy yet even staff within some of the larger organisations who are members with us do not know what we do.

Knowledge and understanding of dementia within the local area is also a challenge and awareness needs to be widespread. We have many community led groups to support carers and sufferers of dementia yet the knowledge of our existence needs building so that we can promote these groups to help our widespread and rural community.

Member website

www.lincs2advice.org.uk

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