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Your Care (South West) Ltd

Your Care is a Care Introductory Agency, - The company work with self-employed Personal Assistants and match them for 1:1 work with clients who have care needs, social integration needs and specialise in Dementia Care.

Updated:
11 March 2020
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Care, Domiciliary Care
Local Alliances:
Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, South Gloucestershire 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?

We can help and support individuals living with dementia and their families, access and identify services and welfare entitlements that they may be due.  We can also support them to locate a 1:1 team of PA’s to provide care in the way they wish for it to be delivered and meet their chosen outcomes. We can support individuals to access their local communities and maintain their independence in their own homes. We also run Bespoke Training courses for individuals and organisations who wish to have more in-depth Dementia Awareness Training and with the wealth of knowledge and experience the Your Care team have working with people living with dementia, we are able provide practical examples and relate to real life. As part of the YOUR CARE family, Forget Me Not Day Trips was set up to provide individuals living with dementia an alternative Day Care provision and an opportunity to integrate with their local community and surrounding areas.  The trips run bi-weekly (Tues & Thursdays) and can accommodate up to 5 individuals alongside 2 dementia care skilled Personal Assistants and an all-inclusive day out (transport, care and meals/drinks).  This day out allows social integration with others and a worry free respite period for an informal carer.

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

Identifying members of the community that can benefit from the services of Your Care. Building rapport with local organisations that in turn could refer to the services Your Care offer.

2. Actions

  • Support our local high street to become Dementia Friendly

    Your Care - as part of the High Street and the Traders Association, are actively supporting the High Street to become both Dementia Aware and as a step further identify any concerns they have in staff training and safeguarding vulnerable adults

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  • Support a DAA event

    Attend a DAA event as Your Care to support the DAA and to advertise event via clients and their families if appropriate. 

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  • Work with all registered Personal Assistants to sign them up as a Dementia Friend

    Your Care aim to ensure that all Personal Assistants registered with Your Care and working with clients who are living with Dementia become a Dementia Friend and sign up to the initiative.

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  • Provide example and expertise on working with someone with Dementia

    Tina has a number of working Case Studies that can provide innovative ‘out of the box’ thinking with regards to caring for someone with Dementia and supporting their families and friends.
    Your Care would welcome any opportunity to work alongside and as part of the DAA to develop and present real life examples as required.

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  • Support our local high street to become Dementia Friendly

    Your Care - as part of the High Street and the Traders Association, are actively supporting the High Street to become both Dementia Aware and as a step further identify any concerns they have in staff training and safeguarding vulnerable adults

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