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Merton Shared Lives

We provide supported accommodation in the community for vulnerable adults.

19 May 2020
Care, Housing Sector, Community organisations, Local DAA Members, Local Authorities, Voluntary, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
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 help people with dementia to be valued, included and safe while in a family life setting and part of a community.

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

Our carers are supporting people in their own family homes, so any changes to their homes will only be recommendations for them to consider.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Information Session

    We will hold a Dementia Friends information session for carers and recommend new carers to sign up for local information sessions independently.

  • Dementia and Learning Disabilities Information

    We will include Alzheimer's Society's Dementia and Learning Disabilities fact sheet in inductions so that carers will be more aware of the links between learning disabilities and dementia and the issues that could arise.

  • Dementia Friendly Changes in the Home

    We will distribute a list of possible changes that could make a home more dementia-friendly, for those supporting someone with early stages of dementia to consider.