The Charity for Civil Servants

We support current, former and retired Civil Servants and their financial dependants. We provide information, advice and guidance relating to issues affecting our civil service community including money and debt advice, caring, mental health, relationships and domestic abuse. Our aim is to be relevant for people throughout all stages of their lives – whatever happens to them. We provide financial assistance to those in difficulty and support them to find ways of managing their finances in the long term.

Updated:
10 February 2016
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care

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?

The Charity for Civil Servants is dedicated to supporting those living with dementia, their carers and their families.  We will support them to access the best local and national information, advice, guidance and support and facilitate this when necessary.  Our website will provide a holistic approach to providing relevant advice and signposting to expert providers.

2. The Charity for Civil Servants also has a partnership with Dementia UK and Friends of the Elderly and we are piloting the provision of Admiral nurses in order to provide access to expert, clinical support for carers, families and our clients with dementia.  We hope that the results of this pilot will enable us to consider expanding an Admiral nursing service across our community. 

3. We will be training staff and volunteers in dementia awareness in order for them to be able to support families compassionately, knowledgably and to empower them to make informed choices about the future of their dementia care. 

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

At this stage, we are unable to predict the number of people living with or supporting someone with dementia who would benefit from our services.  Our challenge is going to be being adaptable to meet the potential demand for services.

Ensuring accurate application of training to facilitate the delivery of services.

If our pilot is successful, replicating the Admiral nurse service across the UK is a big challenge. 

Member contacts

www.foryoubyyou.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Develop dementia web channel

    Launch web channel providing information & advice relating to issues affecting those living with dementia and their families/carers.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    February 2014 will see the launch of our dedicated dementia web channel. This will provide information & advice relating to issues affecting those living with dementia and their families/carers.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Develop and run dementia awareness sessions

    Develop and run dementia awareness sessions for relevant staff and volunteers.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    Tailored Dementia training for front line staff. Develop and run dementia awareness sessions for volunteers.

  • Admiral nurse service pilot

    Launch, monitor and evaluate Admiral nurse service pilot.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    February 3rd 2014 will see The Charity for Civil Servants launch our Admiral Nurse pilot service. This will take place for 6 months throughout Surrey. During this time we will be monitoring and evaluating the service to determine what our future services should include in relation to dementia.

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member