We are a provider of healthcare education across a wide range of sectors. In addition to being involved in the delivery of healthcare education (which includes dementia awareness) to University healthcare students, domiciliary care providers and nursing / residential homes, 'training4healthcare' can also provide dementia awareness sessions within the local community on a voluntary basis.
- 5 August 2014
- South East
- Care, Health, Voluntary Sector, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Schools
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire 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?
'training4healthcare' can provide health and social care staff with awareness / education to improve knowledge and understanding related to dementia, and how to encourage / promote a person centered approach to care and management. As part of commitment to local community, 'training4healthcare' can also provide awareness sessions to retailers in a voluntary capacity. These actions fulfill all seven aspects of the National Dementia Declaration.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
There are no specific challenges as promoting the dementia friendly initiative and awareness of aspects of care are already a key part of the training delivered by training4healthcare.
Dementia Awareness raising for care staff
Ensure all care staff that attend training receive a dementia awareness raising session
- Being implemented
2014 - Second Quarter Update
Dementia friendly environment
Support delivery of Dementia Awareness sessions for Alton retailers
Dementia Friendly Community
Liaise with local College and Schools re dementia awareness and re the Town as a Dementia Friendly High Street.
Hampshire Dementia Ambassador
Fulfil Hampshire Dementia Ambassador status on behalf of Alton Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Being implemented
Recruit and support volunteers
Recruit and support volunteers to work on the DFH project or any other activities which support people with dementia.