Carers Together

Carers Together provides support with/for carers and older people. This includes: information, advice, advocacy, benefits advice, self-directed support, carers respite/take-a-break service, direct payments advice/support, personal support planning, training/awareness for carers/professionals. It organises carers support groups, coordinates carers network events, facilitates free telephone emotional support, an Information Trolley at the General Hospital, a mobile information resource and ‘Say it Once’. Wherever possible, it works with other organisations to achieve best results for carers. It encourages carers to look after their own health/wellbeing and be as independent as possible, taking part in society as an individual and as a carer. It is currently undertaking an end of life education project on the Island for voluntary organisations. Call 01794 519495 or email: admin@carerstogether.org.uk

Updated:
8 December 2015
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Voluntary 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?

To fully understand challenges faced by those with dementia and be able to respond to their needs by providing a welcoming environment and staff who are able to assist

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

The challenges are to listen to the person with dementia and their carers and understand and work with the concerns, misunderstanding and challenges of providing a quality service to carers whilst respecting the needs of the individual

Member website

www.carerstogether.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all staff attend a dementia awareness raising session

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly premises

    Review premises to look at ways the environment could be more dementia friendly and make changes where appropriate/possible

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Embed the concept of ‘Dementia Friendly’ within the business

    Review business operations manuals and guidance to ensure dementia  awareness is included

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Updated