Alzheimer’s Society Milford Office

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website and more than 2000 local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.

Updated:
24 April 2014
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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 campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive. Locally we provide the following services: • Support Group – Lourdes Church Hall BH25 6NT (4th Thursday of each Month) • Support Group – Victoria Rooms Fordingbridge SP6 1AY (2nd Tuesday) • Activity Group – St Mary’s Church Hall Everton SO41 0LU (2nd Thursday) • Remembering Sport – Totton Community Centre SO40 3AP (1st & 3rd Monday) • Music Group – Village Com Centre Milford SO41 0PH (1st & 3rd Wednesday) • Music Group – Ewart Court Hythe SO45 6DG (1st and 3rd Wednesday) • Music Group – Victoria Rooms Fordingbridge SP6 1AY (4th Tuesday) • Art Groups in Sway, Milford and Ringwood please contact gildanewsham@aol.com For further info on any of the above services please contact: dawn.colverd@alzheimers.org.uk or the Milford Office 01590 644679 (please note the Office is not always manned)

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

We are committed to working collaboratively with partners in the local community to see better outcomes for people with dementia and their carer’s in the community. Therefore to maintain and expand our Service provision, we continue to seek funding to allow us to provide sustainability

2. Actions

  • User Involvement

    We will ensure that people with dementia and their carers are consulted with to ensure our services meet their diverse and changing needs.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Education and Training

    We will ensure our staff have access to appropriate education, training and support for their role to enable them to support people accessing services in an appropriate and professional manner

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Innovation

    We will continue to listen to our service users, challenge our working practices for the better and be innovative in our thinking for developing new services.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Raising awareness of dementia

    We are committed to raising awareness and a better understanding of dementia and providing up to date information, through leaflets, events, talks  and inviting people to become Dementia Friends and Dementia Friends Champions.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Working in partnership

    We are committed to working with partners across the community to share resources, avoid duplication and deliver cohesive, joined up services to people with dementia and their carers in the community

    Status:
    Delivery
  • User Involvement

    We will ensure that people with dementia and their carers are consulted with to ensure our services meet their diverse and changing needs.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Education and Training

    We will ensure our staff have access to appropriate education, training and support for their role to enable them to support people accessing services in an appropriate and professional manner

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Innovation

    We will continue to listen to our service users, challenge our working practices for the better and be innovative in our thinking for developing new services.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Raising awareness of dementia

    We are committed to raising awareness and a better understanding of dementia and providing up to date information, through leaflets, events, talks  and inviting people to become Dementia Friends and Dementia Friends Champions.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Working in partnership

    We are committed to working with partners across the community to share resources, avoid duplication and deliver cohesive, joined up services to people with dementia and their carers in the community

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - First Quarter Update

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