Seap is a charity offering a free, Independent confidential Advocacy service, for Older carers (over the age of 60) of people with a learning disability or Autism in the city Of Plymouth.
- 15 July 2014
- South West
- Local Alliances:
- Plymouth 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?
SEAP are committed to making a difference, and have two members of staff who have recently completed the dementia friends champions training, which followed on from the one hour workshops.
The two trained members of staff, will deliver their knowledge in an awareness session to other members of staff within the Plymouth area, taking the total to 8 staff members being aware in the Plymouth office.
We will be networking in the memory cafes in and around the city, advising of our services, and letting others know that we are “Dementia aware”. We will also be attending the PDAA meetings whenever possible.
We will highlight our achievements and events on our intranet, with a brief description, therefore making other members of SEAP staff aware throughout the UK.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We are a very small team in Plymouth, with two members of staff working on the older carers advocacy contract (OACAS), therefore available time is very limited.
However, we have other contracts throughout the UK, and other SEAP offices are involved with, and are aware of being Dementia friendly.
We are always bidding for new contracts, and will update when things change
Attend the Dementia Friends Champion Training.
This has now taken place, and both team members attended the one day workshop in May 2014.
Roll out the Dementia awareness to other members of SEAP in the Plymouth area.
A one hour dementia friends workshop is planned for 16th July 2014.
- Being implemented
Network at the Plymouth Memory Cafes.
To raise awareness of the support and advocacy services offered by SEAP to older people living with dementia who could benefit. This will be ongoing, and contact will be made before the end of the summer 2014.