Meon Valley Carer's Group
The charity’s objectives are to relieve the stress experienced by carers of people with dementia residing in the Meon Valley in Hampshire. To provide a focus for carers: to gather and disseminate information regarding carers and the support available for carers; to identify need and work with agencies to develop appropriate services.
- 13 May 2014
- South East
- Care, Voluntary Sector, Recreation, Membership Organisations
- 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?
In addition to providing a conduit for information to and from people living with dementia and their carers, they can also benefit from the social aspects of our meetings, pub lunches and outings. In 2012 we were awarded a grant from the Health Lottery which has enabled us to launch an Art for the Brain group which offers monthly art therapy sessions.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our main challenges are in gaining referrals to our group from health professionals, attracting new volunteers and in seeking funding.
Dementia Awareness raising for volunteers
Offer opportunities for all volunteers to attend a dementia awareness raising session
Dementia Awareness raising for members
Offer opportunities for all members to attend a dementia awareness raising session
Hampshire Dementia Ambassador
Nominate a senior person in the organisation to become an Ambassador, to promote dementia awareness within their organisation and at suitable opportunities
Provide dementia friendly information/signposting service
Supply people with information and signposting which will support them in their daily living enabling them to stay at home/in their community
Offer dementia friendly meetings, outings and activities.
Offer meetings, outings and activities that enable people living with dementia to be continue to do daily and social activities
Offer opportunities for members to have some influence in the development of local Dementia Friendly Communities Projects via liaison with DFC Project staff
DFC Project staff have an open invitation to attend meetings to disseminate information about the project and also to collect views from our members.
2014 - First Quarter Update