Carers Trust 4 All
Carers Trust 4all is a local charity providing high quality support services for carers and people with care needs. Our aim is to relieve the stresses experienced by unpaid carers whose caring responsibilities may be due to a loved one's disability, illness or age.
- 28 October 2014
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Bury 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 4all will deliver outcomes linked to National Dementia Declaration – the role of the organisation will be to:
- Offer people with dementia and their carers’ personal choice and control of influence about decisions about themselves.
- The service will be designed around the person and their needs:
- Treated with respect and dignity
- To remain independent
- Be supported with activities of daily living
- Supported by trained and knowledgeable staff
- Carer has access to respite/breaks
- Carers Trust 4all will provide information /advice and signposting for the person with dementia and their carers
- The organisation will work with partners on a national and local basis i.e. GPs, health and social care professionals, voluntary and community sector to ensure services are enabling and supportive of the person with dementia and their carers.
- Projects delivered will ensure the person receives support to sustain relationships and a presence in the community. The support contributed by the carer will be valued and respected.
- The service provided to the person with dementia and their carers will be safe and supportive in both their home and community. The person will be offered new opportunities to develop their interests social networks/ reduce loneliness and isolation and support to live independently with their carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
-On occasions there are a number of barriers which with strong management can be reduced as far as possible:
- Availability of staff to meet the needs of the person and their carers at the time specifically requested by the family
- Availability of appropriately trained staff with a clear understanding of the needs of people with dementia-
Recruitment and retention of staff
Improve the skills of the Carer Support Worker
Carer support workers will receive “Dementia Awareness” training within the induction training at commencement of employment
Carer support workers will undertake the NCFE Level 2 “Dementia Awareness “ course as soon as a course becomes available on commencement at Carers Trust 4all.