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Share and Care Homeshare

Helping older people, people living with dementia, families and adults with support needs to find live-in homesharers to give low cost practical help and companionship.

Updated:
26 March 2021
Location:
London
Sectors:
Local DAA Members, Voluntary Sector, Voluntary, Housing Sector, Community organisations, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Westminster Dementia Action Alliance, Redbridge Dementia Action Alliance, Havering Dementia Action Alliance, Merton Dementia Action Alliance, Waltham Forest Dementia Action Alliance, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance, Harrow Dementia Action Alliance, Camden Dementia Action Alliance, Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, Lewisham Dementia Action Alliance, Ealing Dementia Action Alliance, Hillingdon Dementia Action Alliance, Bromley Dementia Action Alliance, Sutton Dementia Action Alliance, Hackney Dementia Action Alliance, Haringey Dementia Action Alliance, Croydon Dementia Action Alliance, Barnet Dementia Action Alliance, Community Action on Dementia Brent Alliance, Hammersmith & Fulham Dementia Action Alliance, Lambeth Dementia Action Alliance, Kingston Dementia Action Alliance, Enfield 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 will give dementia-friendly support in the home for people living with dementia, and reassurance for their family members and friends.  We will increase general awareness of the issues faced by people with dementia and offer dementia information sessions to anyone supporting or interested in supporting someone with dementia.

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

When making information available it can be difficult to ensure that people take you up on the offer.

2. Actions

  • Referrals

    We will refer people affected by dementia to the Merton Dementia Hub for information services and group support.

    Status:
  • Training

    We will look into more advanced communication and understanding dementia training for homesharers in Merton.

    Status:
  • Dementia Friends

    We will refer homesharers to Dementia Friends sessions at the Merton Dementia Hub to both improve awareness of the issues around dementia as well as introduce them to the services provided at the Hub.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2021 - First Quarter Update

    We now offer Dementia Friends sessions "in house" to our Sharers and friends and families as Carolione Cooke has trained as a Dementia Champion.