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Sefton Council for Voluntary Services

SCVS is an independent registered charity with a borough-wide brief to assist and support the VCFS activity across Sefton. As an infrastructure body providing a range of support and development services to 1200 frontline groups, SCVS promotes and advocates the active engagement of the sector through facilitating networks, providing commentary/participation in national, regional and local policy, and acting as the conduit between the sector, statutory partners and other public organisations.

Updated:
3 September 2019
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Community organisations, Faith Groups, heritage, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Social Care, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Sefton 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?

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?  

 

 

SCVS provides a range of support and development services to 1200 frontline groups. SCVS promotes and advocates the active engagement of the sector through facilitating networks, providing commentary/participation in national, regional and local policy, and acting as the conduit between the sector, statutory partners and other public organisations. SCVS are in a position to influence Sefton’s abundant VCF Sector.

SCVS has a development function in identifying borough wide needs, working with the sector and other partners to develop solutions and services to meet them. Coordinating and managing a wide variety of front line projects that aim to deliver specific outcomes throughout the borough, including Reablement, Volunteer Centre and the Social Inclusion Project. SCVS has the potential to reach a wide array of audiences.   Delivery against the National Dementia Declaration Outcomes will vary in accordance with each outcome; however SCVS’ service delivery proposes to specifically meet the needs of the following four outcomes:

I have support that helps me live my life

I have the knowledge and know how to get what I need

I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and under

I have a sense of belonging and being a valued part of family, community and civic life. 

 

 

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

SCVS is committed to driving the National Dementia Declaration forward by pledging to play a key role in the Sefton Dementia Action Alliance Group. The aim to make Sefton a more ‘dementia friendly’ place to live has complete buy in from Senior Management and the Board of Trustees. With this support, SCVS will be fully responsive to perceived challenges in delivery.

 Identified challenges:

Ensuring SCVS resources are available and accessible for all abilities at all times Ensuring SCVS staff involved in any dementia related work are aware of expectations, i.e. they are not advisors and shouldn’t attempt to advise Ensuring the VCFS understands that SCVS’ role is to share information and raise awareness To be fully up-to-date with national/local developments in order to promote/publicise relevant information to the borough To be fully up-to-date with what support is provided by the VCFS to ensure appropriate signposting

Member contacts

http://www.seftoncvs.org.uk/

Member website

www.seftoncvs.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We have an identified team of people trained as Dementia Champions who will deliver regular awareness sessions to Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations and the wider community across Sefton.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2019 - Third Quarter Update

    To be updated

  • Dementia awareness in a wide range of formats to ensure diverse coverage

    We will create a delivery plan of Dementia Friends awareness sessions ensuring a variety of different formats are available so all needs are catered for.  This will be delivered to a variety of audiences including older people, young people, within the prisons - offenders and staff, community organisations, and various forums and networks.  This will include the mental health service users' forum, two disability networks, BME network which includes migrant workers, LGB and Transgender representatives.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    To be updated

  • Dementia awareness for staff

    We will ensure that all Sefton CVS staff members and volunteers are dementia friendly, and are skilled up to signpost people with dementia and their carers to appropriate support.

    Status:
    Planning

    2019 - Third Quarter Update

    To be updated