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Carers Choices

Carers Choices is an established Charity that has been providing support to the local communities for over 30 years. We are able to offer the following services to the community - Silver Birch Day Centres for People living with Dementia, Rainbow Day Centre for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities, Young Carers Groups, Respite Care & our new service Home Help Service - providing support in the home with Domestic tasks, laundry, ironing, cleaning windows, shopping, accompanied shopping, accompanied to appointments, Food Preparation, and sitting service. The charge for the Home Help Service is £16.00 per hour. All our Home helps are DBS Checked , Fully Insured, and trained in Covid 19 awareness and training. We will provide the same home help on the same day and time each week.

Updated:
22 December 2020
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Community organisations, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Saffron Walden Dementia Action Alliance, Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District Dementia Action Alliance , Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, Pan Essex Dementia Action Alliance , Harlow Dementia Action Alliance , Chelmsford Dementia Action Alliance , Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance (EFDAA), Colchester Dementia Action Alliance , Tendring Dementia Action Alliance , Haverhill Dementia Action Alliance, Uttlesford DAA

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?

Our aims are to provide support to carers and their loved ones to help them have some quality time to themselves. We pride ourselves on providing trusted staff. 

Raise awareness of people living with Dementia and provide them with stimulation. 

To enhance the quality of living and mental wellbeing of both clients and their carers. 

Ensuring that client's enviroments are safe for them and that they are living well. 

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

Ensuring that all our Home Helps and staff are Dementia Friends and have completed Dementia Awareness Training and renewed on a yearly basis. 

Making sure that Home Helps are courteous at all times to their clients and treat everyone with respect. 

Member website

www.carerschoices.org

2. Actions

  • Provide Dementia Friendly Staff

    We will make sure that all our Home Helps and staff are Dementia Friends and have Dementia Awareness Training . That all our staff are courteous to clients at all times. 

    Status:
    Completed
  • Access to information for all staff

    Staff having access to information regarding local and national Dementia Support services and groups eg. Alzheimer’s Society and providing that to anyone who may be in need of information or advice.
    Status:
    Implementation
  • Being more pro-active

    . We will actively seek out partnership opportunities including attending the local Dementia groups and other activities in the area.

    Status:
    Implementation