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Future Directions CIC

Future Directions Community Interest Company is a leading, high quality social care provider for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs. We operate across the North West primarily offering 24/7 support. Support is personalised / tailored to the needs of individuals including: adults and young people (from 16-18) with learning disabilities; Autism Spectrum Condition, Learning disabled people with Forensic Histories/at risk of offending, Mental Health, complex health needs including dementia, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) Future Directions also provide social and health care support to individuals via individual service funds (IBs) and individual health funds (IHBs). We work with each individual and their carers/families to develop individual contracts/agreements of support. We work with other providers, the local authorioty, CCGs and housing associations to support deliverty of the services.

15 August 2015
North West
Local Alliances:
Manchester 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 primarily provide support to people with a learning disability, some of whom have a diagnosis of dementia. In providing this support we work with families, other professionals, advocates, housing associations, local communities etc all of whom could be influenced. • from our LD background we have the experience, knowledge and many of the same skills that are required to support people with a diagnosis of dementia. • Our Mission, Values and Objectives fit with the outcomes within the declaration which demonstrates our commitment. Our Mission is: ‘Future Directions CIC is a Community Interest Company that works with individuals, families, commissioners and local communities to design and deliver personalised services; enabling individual choice and control to achieve fulfilled lives.’ Our objectives are: 1. To engage service users, listen to their needs and wishes and support them to live a life they value. 2. To work alongside service users so they grow and feel valued. 3. Employ, develop and value capable and understanding people. 4. To build a growing sustainable business driven by our values • We having over 20 years’ experience of delivering person centred supported living services.

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

Making time, in a busy sector. Truly listening to the people being supported to understand what is important to them and doing something about it. The delivery of training for staff when budgets are constantly under pressure. Helping other professionals and their families to understand dementia from the perspective of a person with a learning disability. Helping future Directions support staff understand about behavioural change that could be down to dementia.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    10.14 - Within the next 12 months to have 50% (200) of the workforce having accessed Dementia Friends sessions.


    2014 - First Quarter Update

    Over the past 3 months we have been rolling out Dementia Friends Training and to date 95 staff have completed it. 

  • Induction Training - Dementia Awareness.

    As part of our Induction review develope And implement Dementia Awareness training.

    Being implemented