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Havering Association for People with Disabilities

Provides support and information for people with disabilities and carers. HAD has a befriending service, exercise classes, art and stress management. We also have events for carers such as craftd making, lunch etc. There is also an accessible computer room where we provided one to one lessons with a volunteer tutor and family history.

Updated:
25 June 2014
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Recreation, Health
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?

We offer a choice of activities and classes that  enable chocie.

Our classes are very much mixed disabilities who support each other and we aimfor these to be inclusive of people with dementia and their carers.

We can provide information about what is available in the borough, including benefits, personal budgets and services available. We have our own advocate who can advice on personal budgets.

 

 

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

For the befriending services, training for the befrienders, also the staff would be interested in the training. Funding would be a big problem in providing any service.

Member website

www.hadhavering.co.uk

2. Actions

  • We can advertise and promote any services that may be available for people with dementia.

    We will work with other agencies to find out about services that are available in the Borough and will promote these whenever possible.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Encourage participation of people with memory loss or diagnosed with dementia in the life of the community.

    We will encourage people with dementia to start or to continue attending our groups and will do all we can to ensure that they are able to be included in activities. We can look into possible funding for extra classes specifically for people with dementia.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Advocacy

    We have an advocate who can provide support for people in relation to personal budgets.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member