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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.

20 May 2020
Local DAA Members, Voluntary Sector, Voluntary, Housing Sector, Community organisations, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Merton 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.

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.

  • Training

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

  • 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.