Alzheimer’s Society Basingstoke

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 casue, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.

Updated:
28 April 2014
Location:
South West
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?

BASINGSTOKE MEMORY CAFE for people with dementia and/or their carers held in The School Room at St Michael’s Church Cottage, Church Square, Basingstoke, RG21 7QW

TADLEY MEMORY CAFE for people with dementia and/or their carers held at Hylton Court, Bowmonts Road, Tadley, RG26 3SH

BASINGSTOKE Carers Support Group held at Newman Court, Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, RG22 4HQ

ALTON Carers Support Group held at Brendoncare, Adams Way, Alton, GU34 2UU

PETERSFIELD FRIENDSHIP GROUP for people with dementia and their carers held at the United Reformed Church, College Street, Petersfield, GU31 4AG for further information call Amanda Buckley on 07707 890 891

 

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

The may be some challenges around capacity for local staff to attend regular meetings. However, we will endeavour to support the local alliance where we can such as providing information and 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.

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

    2014 - First Quarter Update

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  • 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

    2014 - First Quarter Update

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  • 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

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • 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

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • 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

    New member