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North Tyneside Homes

Updated:
18 October 2013
Location:
North East
Sectors:
Pharmaceutical, Health, Care

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 and their carers?

North Tyneside Homes has a vision to create and deliver quality homes, excellent services and strong communities. Many of the homes we manage are lived in by older or vulnerable people and located in more deprived neighbourhoods. The service we provide has a key role in improving people's lives and the neighbourhoods they live in. 

North Tyneside Homes manages 29 sheltered housing schemes and six grouped dwelling developments for older people many of whom are living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Furthermore, coupled with our ageing population the demand for quality sheltered housing for older people is due to increase significantly in coming years. We have been researching the housing needs of our older population for several years. All our staff understand the needs of people living with dementia and North Tyneside Homes is working to deliver dementia friendly housing and services for its older tenants.

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

There are several challenges facing North Tyneside Homes in delivering housing and services for people with dementia. These include:

Developing dementia friendly homes that promote active ageing, health and wellbeing.

Embedding dementia into all our work - given the breadth of the services we deliver.

A lack of understanding of requirements for dementia friendly buildings and homes amongst designers and architects.

Using our partnerships to influence others and set a design precedence for developing housing for older people

2. Actions

  • Sheltered housing stock

    Commission the rebuild or refurbishment of our sheltered housing stock to ensure all our sheltered housing schemes are dementia friendly

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress

    Second Quarter

    In progress

    Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Remodel the way we deliver services

    Remodel the way we deliver services to our older tenants, creating a service delivery model that is dementia friendly

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress

    Second Quarter

    In progress

    Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Educate and train our North Tyneside Homes

    Educate and train our North Tyneside Homes workforce and Sheltered Housing Officers to improve their knowledge and skills in working with people with dementia.

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress

    Second Quarter

    In progress

    Third Quarter

    In progress 

  • Conduct high quality research

    Continue to conduct high quality research into housing and dementia

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress

    Second Quarter

    In progress

    Third Quarter

    In progress