AGE UK NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE
We deliver a wide range of services, information, support and activities to people over the age of 50. We are a local independent charity and all funds generated from out services and activities are used to support people over age 50 living within N E Lincs. We aim to develop partnerships with the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver better local services and to p-promote your well-being and make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
- 20 March 2014
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- North East Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?
As a service provider of services for people over the age of 50 I see the organisation as pivotal in dealing with people with dementia as well as the carers of people with dementia. We already actively support people with dementia and are in the process of joining with a local charity to offer a friendship group for early on set dementia/memory loss. I believe that cross organisational working is paramount to offering a streamlined consistent service.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenges we face here is that a lot of older people do not like new ideas and change. We have to introduce new ideas slowly and build on them. We are consistently looking at improving our services and activities.
Member websitewww.ageuk.org.uk/north east lincs
Friendship group and memory loss awareness
We are in the process of working with another local organisation bringing together a group of people and their carers with either a dementia related illness or early signs of memory loss. The initial meetings have taken place and the plans put together and will hopefully be implemented by end of April.