Age Concern Central Lancashire
Age Concern Central Lancashire has a proven track record of delivering a range of high quality, innovative, person centred services for people over the age of 55. We have extensive experience in the provision of specialist services for older people and their carers who are living with dementia. These specialist services are provided both within the local Community, Day Support settings and individuals own home. Services are shaped through consultation with users, carer’s, family, staff and volunteers, enabling individuals to maximise their full potential.
- 10 June 2016
- North West
- Local Alliances:
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?
As an organisation we are committed to ensuring people with dementia and their carer’s are involved in and can influence the provision of Age Concern Central Lancashire Dementia services
We will continue to support Individuals with dementia and their carer’s to be supported to live well in the community. Through the provision of
- The Caring Café, Information and Advice Service
- Dementia Community Links
- Enhanced Day support at Charnley Fold
- Enhanced Day Support and Outreach at Withy Trees
- Partnership working with other organisations for example Alzheimers Society, Age UK Lancashire, Carers Central and other voluntary and statutory bodies
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Challenges currently faced are;
- to secure long term sustainable funding when statutory income is restricted.
- ensuring recruitment and retention of staff
- ensuring staff have appropriate and adequate training in Dementia care and dementia friends awareness
- raising the profile and understanding of issues affecting people living with dementia
To promote awareness on dementia and how to be supported to live well with dementia through choice and influence
To provide informal talks/information on the services offered by Age Concern Central Lancashire
To continue to provide quality support to both individuals with dementia and carer’s through awareness to local councils
The organisation will encourage ‘dementia friendly communities with Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council to form a part of agendas across the area’s networks and meetings
Dementia Awareness/Dementia Friends
Raise awareness of dementia in Central Lancashire by encouraging communities to become Dementia Friends within a Dementia Friendly Community.
Partnership working with the Alzheimer’s Society Central Lancashire through joint awareness sessions
Active Steering Group Member
Play an active role in the Central Lancashire Steering Group by taking actions back to the organisation and wider community