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Taking Part Workshops CIC

Taking Part Workshops is a Community Interest Company which aims to increase health and wellbeing by helping people to access and participate in local activities. We run a social prescription programme and help GPs, community health professionals and social workers to prescribe local activities. We also link activities with health services to make them more accessible, more successful and more sustainable.

Updated:
18 October 2013
Location:
North East
Sectors:
Recreation, Health, Care

1. Action Plan

 1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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? 

Provide information and appropriate support to people with dementia and their carers in the North of Tyne area (Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland) to help them to access a range of over 500 local activities via a social prescription programme to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. 

Influence local activity providers in the North of Tyne area to nudge existing services to become more accessible to people with dementia and their carers, allowing people to make positive choices that will improve quality of life 

Engage and encourage referrers such as GPs and social workers to provide more resources and options for people with dementia, focussing on the individual rather than the illness. 

 

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

Measuring wellbeing impact of interventions for people with dementia and their carers. 

Differentiation of support needed for the people with dementia and their carers between different stages of dementia and also multiple and complex needs. 

Working with a wide range of activity providers including private, charitable, voluntary, statutory sectors with different motivations, capacities and willingness to engage with people with dementia and their carers that need more/ specialist support. Understanding of the different activities in relation to dementia friendliness. 

Ensuring messages remain clear, consistent and considered with different and changing commissioning arrangements and high staff turnover in the referral networks. 

Understanding the difference between the written and the practical delivery of services in each area, where bottlenecks and gaps in service prevent progress with referrals into the social prescription programme

2. Actions

  • Dialogue with a range of regional and local organisations

    Dialogue with a range of regional and local organisations, commissioners and academics to ensure current best practice for measurements and metrics.

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Training of all staff and volunteers

    Training of all staff and volunteers and working with providers to ensure needs are met and that quality of delivery is high for all participants

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Diverse range of groups

    Work with a diverse range of groups and individuals from different areas and backgrounds to develop inclusive support models.

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA) 

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Local and regional provider champions

    Develop local and regional provider champions and peer models of practice

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Ensure a clear set of guidelines

    Ensure a clear set of guidelines

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Regular communication

    Regular communication with a range of referrers and increased offer of self-help material.

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Wide range of professionals

    Work with a wide range of professionals and public to understand the delivery of each area’s dementia services pathway, proactively engage and challenge issues within the existing pathways and provide quality solutions to management, boards and committees as appropriate

    Status:

    First Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Second Quarter

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)

    Third Quarter 

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA)