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Havering Mind

Havering Mind is an independent registered charity affiliated to National Mind (National Association for Mental Health). It is one of more than 200 local Associations throughout the United Kingdom. We offer a range of services and provide mental health information for anyone living in the Havering area. Our extensive range of services are friendly, confidential and support individuals of all ages in their journey to recovery from mental health distress. Client involvement and partnership leads our continued success. Opportunities include: • Coping with life skills • Education and training • Focussed groups • Information and guidance • Meeting new people • Programme of wellbeing activities • Support for Carers • Volunteering Services are delivered from various community venues across the borough. Our staff are trained to provide practical and social support for people with mental health problems and their carers Simply contact us to find out how you access them. Havering Mind is committed to providing quality services and fully supports the Mind Quality Management System. Recent additions to our services include one to one sessions using the 'Recovery Star'.

Updated:
22 July 2014
Location:
London
Local Alliances:
Havering 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 are committed to ensuring that all staff have a good understanding of dementia, not only for our service users but also their families and carers, by giving our staff access to any relevant training .

We maintain an awareness of services offered in our area.

We will ensure all our staff are aware of the processes of dementia and where to signpost  the person to receive  support on the journey

Ensuring that the skills we learn from training are transferred to the work place

 

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

  • Lack of knowledge about dementia amongst staff volunteers and carers .
  • Limited time and resources

We  believe that with the support and training offered in the DAA we will not face any challenges delivering these outcomes.

Member website

www.haveringmind.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of staff volunteers and carers

    Work to ensure that staff and volunteers are aware of the symptoms of dementia and, as a result, are better equipped to identify people with memory loss need to complete everyday tasks. Incorporate dementia awareness into staff and volunteer induction and other relevant training programs.

    All staff and volunteers to attend a Dementia Friends Session.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Work with other agencies

    Establish links with local agencies who provide information and support for people with dementia in order that we are able to effectively signpost clients who we identify as having dementia

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Provide Information on Dementia at our services

    Provide a range of up to date and accurate information on Dementia and the services that are available locally. Talk about the subject at our services in an attempt to reduce stigma and improve understanding amongst service users and their families.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member