Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is a voluntary organisation that exists to promote the well-being of all older people. We provide a range of services and support including:-Information and Advice,Day Services, Domiciliary Care, Handyman and Gardening, Carer Support.

Updated:
17 October 2017
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Domiciliary Care, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dementia Action Alliance , Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance, Charnwood Dementia Action Alliance, City of Leicester Dementia Action Alliance, Hinckley and Bosworth 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?

We provide a wide range of services and support that enable older people with dementia and their carers to live independently in the community with dignity and wellbeing. 

We work in partnership with partner organisations to promote the interests of older people with dementia and their carers.

We disseminate a wide range of high quality information relating to older people people with dementia and their carers. 

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

Challenges:

-Securing sufficent resources to ensure that service provision has the capacity to meet the needs of older people with demtnia and their carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Member website

www.ageuk.org.uk/leics

2. Actions

  • Ensure that our services and facilities are accessible and dementia friendly

     Dementia Awareness Tier 1  Training * will be mandatory for all  staff within the organisation.A tailor made educational programme will be developed to meet the training  needs of staff working in   specialist dementia services.  

    All venues used by the organisation for the delivery of services will be audited to ensure that they are dementia friendly. Greater involvement of people with dementia and their carers in the co-design of services Encourage peer support in services that have a strong element of user involvement- e.g.  Men In Sheds 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Provision of Dementia Specific Services

    Deliver specialist services to support older people with dementia and their carers to live well with dementia in the community- including:

    Specialist day services for older people with dementia ( Melton Mowbray, Birstall, Leicester and Wigston)

    Daytime respite service for older people with dementia  Home care service (CQC registered)

    Deliver  the Dementia Support Service in Rutland as part of the Rutland Access Partnership

    Work in partnership with local district level Dementia Action Alliances 

    Promote awareness of the Herbert Protocol amongst our own staff and informal carers   

    Status:
    Delivered

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Use of Technology

    Develop a dementia work stream in our Digital Champions Digital Inclusion project.  This will include:- Delivering digital inclusion activities in community settings and in care settings

    -   Developing the use of  digital technology in  our specialist dementia settings in order to enrich the content  and quality and the person centred approach. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member