A1 Housing

A1 Housing is responsible for providing the many different services that help our tenants to live in their homes; from Repairs to Rent and Supported Housing to Decent Homes.

Updated:
13 March 2014
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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 are committed to ensuring that all staff have a good understanding of dementia, not only for our service users but also their families and carers, by providing training on a regular basis.
  • We maintain an awareness of services offered in our area by inviting guest speakers to our monthly Team Briefs.
  • We review support plans on a 12 weekly rota, ensuring that all information is up-to-date and relevant by sitting down with our service users and their families and carers in their own home.
  • We support our partners, Tunstall Response, by ensuring that relevant information is recorded on the database so that they are able to deal with calls from community and dispersed alarms appropriately.
  • We identify where additional support is needed and liaise with other agencies to ensure this is in place: ie. monitored smoke alarms, adaptations.
  • We have created a sensory garden in all of our sheltered schemes and actively encourage all residents to participate in their management according to their individual ability.
  • We are in the process of setting up a Dementia Champion’s Group. 2 staff will organise a bi-annual support group in each sheltered scheme for all residents and their families.

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

  • The increasing number of service users with dementia and how we meet their needs.
  • Ensuring that the skills we learn from training are transferred to the work place.
  • Time management
  • Understanding the impact of dementia is diverse and ensuring our approach is flexible.

 

2. Actions

  • Continue to develop the Dementia Champion's Group.

    Status:

    2013 - Fourth Quarter update

    In Progress

    2013 - Third Quarter update

    In Progress

  • Support staff who work with service users with dementia by providing mentoring.

    Status:

    2013 - Fourth Quarter update

    In Progress

    2013 - Third Quarter update

    In Progress

  • Ensure all information on service users with dementia is accurately recored and regulary reviewed.

    Status:

    2013 - Fourth Quarter update

    In Progress

    2013 - Third Quarter update

    In Progress

  • Host Dementia Friends session for volunteers from local schools

    Archway Project will make all volunteers Dementia Friends by hosting sessions in our premises.

    Status:
    Planning