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Evergreen Care Trust

The Evergreen Care Trust seeks to serve older and vulnerable adults in our community by improving their circumstances through advocacy, friendship and practical support.

Updated:
20 December 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
South Lincolnshire 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?

We are committed to the appropriate support of older and vulnerable citizens.  As an organisation we recognise the growing number of referrals for our services in the support of those living with dementia.  Our services include the support of carers wherever they are involved with our clients’ requirements; we are accustomed to dealing with family and carers as part of the whole person approach to service delivery.  The Trust has also established the South West Care Network which is a vital way of networking with other statutory, commercial and voluntary sector projects and services serving the same client group.  The DAA is already well promoted through this network and many of its members are signed up to the Action Alliance.  Since January 2011 the Evergreen Care Trust has committed to the financial support of Memory Healthcare Worker, Kate Marshall in her role and the further establishment of Dementia Support South Lincs.  Evergreen’s emphasis on training incorporates in its induction, on-going and speciality training types of dementia, support and care of those living with dementia and dementia awareness in the health and social care forum.

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

General Understanding of:

  •     the condition
  •     the impact on family and carers
  •     medical and social care and support available
  •     how to accommodate the challenges of dementia within our own project and services.

Recruitment of the right personnel, dementia awareness, training and support and the rolling out of best practice into the wider community through the network and in all other areas, i.e., retail, transport, entertainment, etc.

2. Actions

  • Training

    To train, equip and support our front line staff and volunteers in the support and care of older and vulnerable adults.  This includes those living with dementia, their family and carers.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Hold Annual Befriending Conference

    Each November the Evergreen Care Trust holds an Annual Befriending Conference, an element of the programme is dedicated to befriending those with memory loss issues, their family and carers.  The conference is open to all health and social care personnel and interested parties, particularly volunteers and it attracts delegates from across the country.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Promotion of DAA and Dementia Friendly Communities

    Through the South West Care Network, which currently has a membership of 60+ partner organisations supporting older and vulnerable adults, many of whom have joined the DAA as a result of their membership, we have built awareness of the DAA aims and objectives and the importance of creating a dementia friendly community.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Sharing the Evergreen model

    Sharing the Evergreen model with communities.  In October 2012 Evergreen Sleaford launched their Befriending Project.  The Trust is currently in negotiation with Bexley Heath and Sutton Coalfield, Birmingham and an important element of our purpose is to support vulnerable adults; those living with dementia, their families and carers are an example of this.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Continued partnerships

    The Evergreen Care Trust financially supports the role of Kate Marshall, Memory Healthcare Worker, Dementia Support South Lincs, and our partnership means that we work closely together and share volunteers and Kate Marshall is a regular speaker for our dementia training sessions.  It is the aim of the Trust that this partnership should continue and strengthen.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member