Age Concern Luton

Age Concern Luton is on a mission to make Luton a great place to live and grow old! We are dedicated to helping older Lutonians and their carers live independently with dignity. To achieve this we provide help in the form of services, advocacy, opportunities for friendship and emotional support.

Updated:
5 February 2014
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Luton 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 share our skills and knowledge about the needs of people with dementia and their carers living in Luton by:

  • Reporting on trends and case studies about the needs of all people with dementia
  • We will broadcast the voices of minorities including LGBT people living with dementia
  • We will provide a range of caring, supportive services to help people live independently with choice and dignity
  • We will work with commissioners and funders to promote understanding of the needs of those living with dementia and their carers
  • We will train all our staff and volunteers to be aware of the processes of dementia and how to offer support to people on the journey
  • We will support people through transitions – moving to care, end of life

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

Lack of funds and resources

Member contacts

www.ageconcernluton.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Promote understanding of the particular challenges for LGBT people with dementia and their carers

    Communication strategy to be agreed and implemented by March 2014.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Review how all services can improve offerings to people with dementia

    To be completed March 2014

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • All staff and volunteers to undergo refresher training as mandatory

    Programme of dementia focussed team meetings to improve understanding of interventions to support people and their carers.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Informed workforce

    Dementia training for all staff

    Status:

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member