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Wolseley Trust

The Wolseley Trust works in partnership with local organisations and communities to promote and provide services that improve health and wellbeing and help people of all ages to make positive life choices. The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre is our Wellbeing Hub located in the heart of the community and has a number of in-house services for local people to access as well as a wealth of knowledge about what’s available locally.

Updated:
23 April 2021
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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 are committed to supporting our clients, service users and local community wherever possible. The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre – our Wellbeing Hub is situated in the heart of the community and is home to a number of in-house services as well as weekly timetabled events and activities. It is vital for us that our frontline personnel can communicate effectively as well as identify and overcome any barriers or physical obstacles that our service users may encounter. These service users include people living with Dementia, their carers and those supporting people with Dementia. This can also help to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing and help to reduce the stigma associated with Dementia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are committed to supporting our clients, service users and local community wherever possible. The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre – our Wellbeing Hub is situated in the heart of the community and is home to a number of in-house services as well as weekly timetabled events and activities. It is vital for us that our frontline personnel can communicate effectively as well as identify and overcome any barriers or physical obstacles that our service users may encounter. These service users include people living with Dementia, their carers and those supporting people with Dementia. This can also help to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing and help to reduce the stigma associated with Dementia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Staff awareness and knowledge of Dementia needs to be enhanced to enable good understanding and recognition of potential barriers faced by people with Dementia and their carers/family members.

The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre building needs to be audited to identify areas of improvement to meet Dementia Friendly requirements.

Representation required within the local alliance to ensure our ‘Dementia Friendly’ status is alive and up to date.

 

 

Member website

www.wolseley-trust.org

2. Actions

  • Staff Awareness and Knowledge

    Front facing personnel within the Healthy Living Centre to attend Dementia Awareness sessions with Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council),to enhance knowledge and understanding to best support people with Dementia and their carers or relatives using our services.

    Dementia Information Packs to be held at the Wellbeing Hub for all staff to access as required.

    A Dementia Awareness Representative to be appointed to act as point of contact for all colleagues. This appointed person can also be used to signpost colleagues to relevant Dementia Support services as well as conduct future in-house awareness sessions.

    The Dementia awareness information can also be incorporated into the Induction Process for all new colleagues.

     

     

     

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Physical Environment Review

    The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre requires an assessment of the physical space including signage, lighting etc. This will identify any areas of required improvement to meet Dementia Friendly standards. This is to be supported by Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council).

    Status:
    Planning
  • Local Alliances and Networking with Other Businesses To Share Positive Changes.

    A member of our Social Prescribing Team attends regular PDAA meetings on behalf of Wolseley Trust. She regularly shares information from these meetings and is able to update our organisation and internal teams on any changes relevant to our services. This also enables her to share any relevant changes or procedural updates from Wolseley Trust with other organisations.

     

     

    Status:
    Being implemented