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Victim Support

Victim Support is a National charity for victims of crime, their families, friends and anyone else affected. We speak out as a national voice for victims and witnesses of crime. We cover all crimes and offer emotional support, practical help and advocacy including representing clients with Criminal Injuries Compensation. Victim Support is a free and confidential service and we work with other agencies to tailor the service to meet Individual needs. Victim Support has specialist trained volunteers to support victims of Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault, Hate Crime and anyone who has been bereaved by crime.

Updated:
12 June 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?

As crime can affect anyone I feel it is important to work with oher organisations to gain the knowledge and skills require to support a victim with Dementia. Victim Support in Havering already attend the carers partnership group in Havering but as people with Dementia can be very vulnerable to crime I feel more work is needed

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

Understanding what Dementia actually is could be a barrier especially for younger people.

Member website

www.victimsupport.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Raising awareness of dementia

    Working more with professionals that have knowledge of the illness so we can have a greater understanding of it and the effects that this has on them and their families.

    Raising awareness could be done by issuing leaflets and posters. Having a stall in Havering to promote awareness and generally talking to people that have been affected.

     

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Delivering training courses

    I would like to be able to deliver a training to staff and volunteers. This will enable them to be better equipped and more confident when dealing with victims who have Dementia and finding out what organisations can help and how.

    Ensuring the course is delivered well and with correct material. This may include a short video clip of someone talking about what it is like to have a relative or friend who has dementia. Use of real life case studies.

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Launch an event

    Launch an event with the Dementia team. Also get volunteers involved with this and contacting local police to see how best they might deal with someone with Dementia, how much knowledge do they have of Dementia and how they could best handle difficult situations.

     

     

     

     

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member