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Carers Trusts Epping Forest, Harlow, Havering and Redbridge

Carers Trust EHHR supports carers and their loved ones of all ages who have a disability or health condition, including the elderly and frail and people living with dementia. Our services are provided both at home or out and in the community. Our combined areas support over 800 carers providing over 125,000 hours of care.

Updated:
12 June 2014
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care
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?

Carers Trust EHHR provides services across all of areas for those with a diagnosis of Dementia.   

Locally in Havering we offer a community based service for carers.  We provide trained, DBS checked and Insured Care Support Workers for short periods of time, to carers of those with a diagnosis of Dementia.  The Care Support Worker will take over the caring role enabling the carer to have a break from their caring role.   We have a great response to the service and excellent outcomes which show that by enabling the carer to have a break they are able to continue their caring role and improved their well-being. 

 

Our Care Support Workers are also able to take the person with Dementia out into the community, if they wish too.  This can be to attend groups such as ‘Singing for the brain’ or to attend places of their interest. 

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

We have outcomes that show that the services we provide for Dementia enable the carer to continue their caring role for longer, enabling the person with Dementia to remain at home.  The challenges we face is that if funding is not available for the services that we provide, the services would have to cease.  We therefore have to source funding in different ways, and be innovative to enable us to continue with the valued services.

2. Actions

  • All Staff to be Dementia Awareness Trained.

    Carers Trust EHHR  feel that Dementia Awareness training should not be limited to Care Support Workers but extended to the Office Team.  This means that the whole organisation will have the knowledge to assist those with a diagnosis of Dementia. 

    To continue to train all new Care Support Workers that are employed by Carers Trust EHHR in Dementia Awareness. 

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • All Staff to become Dementia Friends. Current Carers to become Dementia Friends.

    Carers Trust EHHR  intend  to run Dementia Friends Events at staff meetings and Carers groups so that all staff and carers that wish to can become Dementia Friends.

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Continue to develop services for Carers and those with a diagnosis of Dementia

    Carers Trust EHHR will continue to source funding and develop services for carers and those with a diagnosis of Dementia.  Continue to raise awareness with potential funders of carers and those with a diagnosis of Dementia and the importance of continued support.

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member