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Preparing 4 Care

We offer a free online service which includes the Personal Reference Guide, this is an opportunity for an individual to record their wishes and preferences surrounding key aspects of their life. This information is carried with them through their journey into care and can then be used by care professionals to build Person-Centred Care plans should an individual’s ability to communicate for themselves diminish. We also offer an information Hub for a number of conditions including Dementia as well as a directory of care related services. We are the linked to the Virtual Dementia Tour ( we are 50% owned by them) and are therefore able to link our own service with the work they do.

Updated:
21 January 2020
Sectors:
Care, Health, Communication, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance , Colchester 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?

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

Our service offers individuals, their families and their loved ones peace of mind that wishes and preferences have been recorded thus ensuring that if someone requires care in the future their voice is always heard.  The information contained within the Personal Reference Guide can be used by Care providers as a key building block when formulating person centred care,  based on the wishes of the individual themselves and not assumptions from others. 

As a group we are able to support with volunteering within the community and already work with a number of organisations with fundraising, Dementia awareness focus groups and training. 

We are a new organisation and as such we need to make people aware of our service and the benefit we can bring around Dementia Care.

 

Member website

www.preparing4care.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Increase awareness of our service

    We have a strong marketing plan in place which involve a number of social media campaigns. We are also reaching out to various organisations linked to Dementia Care with the intention of playing an active role in forums and focus groups to help shape the future of Person-Centred Care.  We will attend appropriate events to promote our own service whilst also learning from others what tools they need to deliver Person Centred Care.

    We have a number or articles published in national trade publications and will continue to use this medium to grow awareness of our service.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2020 - First Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Increase Dementia Awareness

    Our staff have enrolled on to a Dementia Care - Level 2 Course to increase our knowledge. We have also attended the Virtual Dementia Tour to give an insight as to what it feels like to live with daily activities of someone with Dementia. Staff are keen to become involved in learning more through experience as well as classroom based knowledge.      

    Status:
    Planning

    2020 - First Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Coming Together as a Community - Volunteering

    As a company we are now in a position to be able to offer our time to give something back to the community to help with fundraising events, activities and generally supporting local communities. We have already began this initiative in December by volunteering a day at a local care home to support the residents with activities, spending time and supporting the staff with tasks. We do have some other events planned to support the community.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2020 - First Quarter Update

    New Member Action