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Salford Carers Centre

Salford Carers Centre provides advice, information and support to unpaid carers of any age who support someone, who could not manage without their help, due to illness, disability, mental ill health, old age/frailty or substance misuse. They could be caring for a family member, partner, child, parent, relative, friend or neighbour.

Updated:
6 September 2018
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector, Charity
Local Alliances:
Salford 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?

 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?  

 Salford Carers Centre offers a range of services to support carers. The team of Carers Support Workers offer one-to-one advice, information and support, including referrals to relevant agencies and which may include practical, financial or emotional support.

The service works with local health and social care professionals, including GP surgeries and voluntary organisations, to promote ‘carer awareness’.

We organise and faciliate regular courses, wellbeing activities and information sessions to enable carers to connect with their peers, access informal respite from their caring role and develop their skills to maintain their own wellbeing.

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

 Awareness of health and social care professionals of the rights and needs of unpaid carers. Ensuring that carers of people with dementia are included in their support, receive the appropriate information to enable them to care, and ensuring a consistency in the provision of information and support to unpaid carers.

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

Third sector organisation consistently struggle with the need for appropriate funding to meet the needs of the carers in their area.

In addition, ensuring health & social care professionals understand the service and consistently refer carers at an early enough point to reduce the risk of carer breakdown.

2. Actions

  • Provision of information and support for carers of those with dementia

    Salford Carers provide a personalised holistic service to carers, identifying their needs and providing the right type of information and advice to meet these needs. In addition Salford Carers will make referrals to appropriate services to ensure carers have access to necessary information to support them in their caring role.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2018 - Third Quarter Update

    Salford Carers continues to review it's service provision ensuring we are providing a bespoke service to carers which includes the most up to date information to meet their needs.

  • Partnership working with GPs and health professionals

    Salford Carers is working closely with Salford CCG to improve the awareness of primary care staff of carers in their practices, ensuring they are registering carers, offering them regular health checks and making timely timely referrals to Salford Carers.
    Status:
    Delivery

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    Salford Carers is delivering three Carer Awareness session to GP Practices in Salford in September and October 2018.