Radford Care Group

Radford Care Group in Nottingham provide specialist information sessions for carers of those with dementia. Helping them understand the person they care for and to help keep themselves and the person with dementia well. The person(s) does not have to live in the City to receive support. Making Sense of Dementia - The journey from A to Z - What carers need to know. Radford Care Group is also a great centre for socialising and keeping in touch with the community. We are open 5 days a week and have: A friendship group Day care facilities Delicious food, activities and outings Supporting those over 50 to lead an active life and remain independent and part of the community.

Updated:
29 December 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Communication, Education Sector, Health, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Medical, Other, Research Sector, Social Care, Telecare, Voluntary 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?

By delivering specialist information sessions for carers of those with dementia to help them understand the person they care for and to help keep themselves as well as the person with dementia well. The information sessions provide:Improved understanding of all aspects of dementia, answers to questions, experts guiding the groups, mutual support from other carers. this all helps to improve the lives of the carer and in turn the person with dementia as a better understanding is achieved. By delivering this service we are helping people to cope with the changes dementia brings, supporting the carer and the cared for to ‘have a more positive experience’ and remain in the community for as long as possible by providing information and support. Our quarterly carers’ support group continues to support carers with their journey.                                    

Radford Care Group is also a great centre for socialising and keeping in touch with the community we support those with dementia at our friendship group and day care centre helping those to have an active life and remain independent and part of the community.

 

 

 

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

Our challenges are securing funding in order to continue delivering these services. Supporting carers in particulalr and better informing them, helping to keep them well saves Adult Social Care and Health Service money and resources.

We would also like to deliver the Information Programme for carers of those with Demenetia outside our area to share our knowledge and support other carers of thojse with Dementia, we are not able to do this without support form the wider CCG's, commissioners support.

2. Actions

  • Evaluate the first Information Programme for carers of those with dementia

    Delivered 'Making Sense of Dementia' Programme Feb - April 16 to 10 carers from Nottingham City and County who all care for someone with dementia. The 7 week programme covered  the following ;-

    Introduction to dementia, understanding the experience of dementia, changes in communication and behaviours, being a carer & looking aftrert yourself, health issues ( nutrition, continence issues, infection control) legal implications, welfare benefits and moving on - accepting care, assessment processses and services available locally.

    Following the programme each subject matter deliver was evaluated by asking carers to complete a simple form thius is to gauge learning and opinion on improvements for delivery / programme content etc.

    All outcomes positive with excellent feedback on all aspects of the programme. (evidenced with feedback forms)

    Radford Care Group will take forward suggestions that more time is allowed for carrs to 'share experiences' and to re-group sometime after the programme and further in to thier caring journey. We will do this by holding a 6 monthly or annual evaluation session/refresher and opening the centre earlier for carers to have time for themselves, we willalso offer respite for the person with dementia.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    report on information programme 4th May 16..

    Delivered programme over 7 weeks, Total of 8 carers in attendance and 4 respite places provided for the person with dementia to allow the carer to attend

    Positive feedback with the carers arranging to meet up regulalry in the future. 2 Carers passed on details to others who are booked on the next programme.

    Evaluation showed again the knowledge increased on each subject matter from 1/2 - 4/5 (1 being little / no knowledge to 5 being more knoweldge)

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Evaluation of programme completed. From a scale of 1 - 5 (1 being low level) the carers evaluated thier level of knowledge of dementia. before the programme resukts showed mainly 1 - 2, following the programme their level increased to 4 - 5 (mailny 5's) 

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Next information programme scheduled from 4th May 2016 for 7 weeks

  • Deliver an Information programme for carers of those with dementia May - June 2016

    Hold a programme of 7 weekly sessions for carers of those with dementia, to enhance understanding of dementia.

    Evaluate sessions

    Follow up sessions with access to generic carers group for carers to attend in future

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Action

  • Deliver an Information Programme to carers of those with dementia July - August 2016.

    Deliver 7 weekly sessions to carers of those with dementia, to enhance understanding, improve health and wellbeing and improve coping skills.

    Understanding dementia with improve the quality of life for the carer and cared for.

    Evaluate sessions

    Follow up sessions with access to generic carers group for carers to attend in future

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Action

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Action

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Action

  • Deliver an Information programme for carers of those with dementia May - June 2016

    Hold a programme of 7 weekly sessions for carers of those with dementia, to enhance understanding of dementia.

    Understanding dementia with improve the quality of life for the carer and cared for.

    Evaluate sessions

    Follow up sessions with access to generic carers group for carers to attend in future

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Action

  • Deliver an information Programme for carers of those with Dementia Nov - Dec 2016

    Deliver a 7 week programme to carers of those with dementia, to better understand the condition, cope with caring and improve health outcomes. 

    Understanding dementia with improve the quality of life for the carer and cared for.

    Evaluate sessions

    Follow up sessions with access to generic carers group for carers to attend in future

    Status:
    Completed

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Updated

  • Deliver an Information programme for carers of those with dementia Feb - March 2017

    Deliver a 7 week information programme to carers of those with dementia to enhance understanding of dementia and improve outcomes for the carers as well as the person with dementia. To improve the health and well being of the carer and cared for to enable the person with dementia to stay at home for longer. Offering advice, peer support to carers and providing respite for the person with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    updated

  • Plan and revise Information Programme for carers of those with dementia for 2017/18

    From April 2017 set in place updated Information Programme for carers of those with dementia to improve health outcomes, promote self care and build better understanding of dementia.

    Deliver information about programme to professionals in order to reach out to more carers and encourage signposting

    Status:

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New Action