Shelter exists to win, defend and promote the right to a home. our Merseyside Aged Veteran Project is to secure or sustain a safe, affordable home, appropriate to their needs. Meanwhile ongoing practical support and befriending will be offered by a Veterans HQ buddy, a system which is particularly effective with this type of client. Ex-service men and women are facing increasing barriers to living independently. Civilian life is often unfamiliar for regulars leaving the services. Budgeting, securing welfare benefits and managing tenancies is a challenge and support can be hard to navigate. The social aspects of life are core to what we do, as mutual support networks for older veterans is a key element not just to housing security, but the wider picture of mental health issues and social isolation that can see a person put at increased risk of losing their home.
- 21 October 2019
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance , Sefton DAA, Wirral DAA
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 believe in promoting and signposting to appropriate services that will offer support and guidance for ones who have Dementia and also their carers. to gain a full awareness and to look at preventative measures.
We currently have a good networking and partnership with other agencies and this can strengthen knowledge of what services are available for clients.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Looking at appropriate Dementia awareness, Mental Capacity awareness and Deprivation of Liberty awareness training.