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Humphrey Booth Resource Centre

13 November 2013
North West
Care, Communication, Health
Local Alliances:
Salford Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

Humphrey Booth Resource Centre supports individuals living with Dementia, carers, family members and partner agencies in  delivering services, information, advice and training to the people in Salford.

 Within the resource there is a Day Centre supporting up to 20 individuals who through their diagnosis of Dementia have an Assessment of Need, in this area we support people to remain as independent as possible, working closely with carers to ensure their individuals continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible, providing quality care to support daily living tasks.

The resource offers other facilities such as a Dementia friendly café, having the benefits of partner agencies being based in the centre such as CMHT Greater Manchester West and Primary Health Care and an Assistive Technology demonstrator site in promoting the range of services available. We work in partnership with AGE UK and the Alzheimers Society in meeting the National and Local Dementia Strategy in promoting opportunities and activities that support people with dementia and their carers.

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

The challenges that face council owned services are the budget pressures placed upon local authorities to reduce expenditure but continue to provide quality and effective services that meet local needs.  Working with a decreasing budget presents challenges to ensure we are prioritising resources effectively to meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups, whilst making savings and maintaining a high quality service delivery that is person centred in meeting individual needs.

2. Actions

  • Develop further partnerships

    Develop further partnerships with local organisations in order to make sure the centre’s facilities are fully utilised.

  • To employ a Dementia Research Officer

    To research / explore the purpose and value of day care from the perspective of the person living with dementia, the carer and the staff.

    Develop the work of HBRC Advisory group in identifying support/ information for carers of people living with dementia.

    Provide a programme of educational and informational workshops for people living with dementia, carers and members of the public.

    Engage with local organisations and businesses to raise awareness and support the development of Dementia Friendly Communities.

    Planning, Implementation
  • To put in place a Dementia Development Worker from existing staffing resources

    Re-structure an existing management team to include this position.

  • Identify gaps in service provision

    Consult with local people affected by dementia to identify gaps in service provision, and assess feasibility for filling these gaps.