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Lambeth Council

Adult Social Care provides statutory assessments and services to adults and their carers, that are eligible for social care support. We also signpost to other agencies, provide equipment, information and advice and deliver preventative services. We work closely with other statutory and non statutory services in the borough to develop services and community opportunities and we have a lead role in adult safeguarding.

Updated:
22 July 2020
Location:
London
Local Alliances:
Lambeth 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 continue to work together with statutory and non-statutory organisations to create a better understanding of Dementia. 

We will continue to offer training to our staff to improve their understanding of the needs of people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, and their knowledge of the services provided by Dementia Care Alliance

Through knowledge, understanding, care and compassion we will continue to  support people diagnosed with dementia, and the people in their lives to maintain their independence, offer choice and maintain control of their lives and to be treated with dignity and respect.

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

There are challenges regarding the understanding and misconceptions about dementia and the services available to support the people experiencing dementia and the other people in their lives.  It can be difficulty to navigate through services and to access services in a timely way. We will have to work hard to improve access and develop clearer pathways into statutory services, voluntary services and to improve universal offers

There are challenges regarding funding, but through the development of Friends of Central Hill, we hope to raise funds to deliver a wider range of options to people using that service. We hope that Friends of Central Hill will develop a range of co-production initiatives, to improve the centre, and to be able to offer more opportunities to the wider community and to develop a centre of excellence.

Member website

Lambeth.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Increase staff awareness of Dementia Action Awareness

    Cascade information about the Alliance through staff bulletins and team/servicemeetings

    Develop campions in community teams

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Advance Care Planning Collaboration

    Be actively involved in promotion and delivery of this project. Explore possibility of a delivery of a sessions from Central Hill
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Support carers

    Improve and promote day options from Central Hill Day centre. Maintain respite optionsIncrease number of carers assessments and improve delivery of Carers supportplans. Signpost to support agencies.

    Status:
    Being implemented