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Winchester Live At Home Scheme

We are a charity offering support and friendship to approximately 310 older people in the Winchester area. We offer a range of social activities, befriending, shopping, signposting and help with transport.

Updated:
19 January 2016
Sectors:
Health, Recreation, Voluntary Sector, Transport 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 offer support and friendship to all older people in the Winchester area.  Approximately 40% of our current membership has some form of mental health issue, primarily memory loss, but also other issues such as depression.

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

We continually seek to improve the services we offer to those with memory loss.  We currently offer two Singing for Wellbeing Groups, primarily aimed at those with memory loss and their carers but also open to all who feel it will improve their well-being.  We encourage all our Volunteers to become Dementia Friends.

Member website

www.wlahs.org

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session

    Status:
    Delivered

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Updated

  • Dementia Friend training for Volunteers

    Offer all Volunteers the opportunity to become Dementia Friends

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Update

  • Dementia Champion training

    To train a Member of Staff as a Dementia Champion

    Status:
    Planning
  • Existing Services

    To continue our existing Service provision for those with Dementia

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Developing Services

    To develop further Services for those with Dementia as appropriate

    Status:
    Investigating

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New member