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The Hornchurch Nursing Centre (BUPA)

The Hornchurch Nursing Centre is a fifty-five bedded home. We provide 24 hour Nursing Care to elderly people and there are three floors on which the residents reside. Two of the units are specifically for elderly frail residents and the other unit is for our dementia residents. Bupa employs their own In-house trainers to provide training for all of our staff and two staff, (including the Activities Co-ordinator), have been allocated to do “Person First Dementia Second” training. This training is mandatory for all our staff whether we work in the kitchen or as a Care Assistant. There is a full time activities co-ordinator who co-ordinates a team of volunteers to help provide daily activities to our residents. This also includes fund-raising events such as Summer fetes and Christmas bazaars to raise money for the Residents Amenities Fund to increase the range of activities available to residents. We are planning to create a more dementia friendly environment for our dementia residents to help enhance their quality of life, so a Relatives Commitee has been formed and we are having our first meeting next week. During this meeting we will inform the relatives of our plans for the Dementia unit and this will be main aim for the fundraising. Included in the activities are days out, fortnightly pub lunches , afternoon tea/coffee afternoons and relatives are invited along as well. All of volunteers have to undertake the same training as the volunteers before they are permitted to work with the residents. Another one of our events includes raising awareness for The Alzheimers Society by taking part in a organised sponsored walk in which all relatives, staff and residents are invited to participate in.

31 October 2014
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 aim to create a dementia friendly environment in our care home. We will train staff in dementia awareness and we will hold regular dementia steering group meetings for relatives and friends of residents to attend.


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

We will need to ensure that awareness training is kept up to date and that all new staff receive relevant training.


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2. Actions

  • Create a Dementia Friendly Environment in the care home.

    We are aiming to improve and create a “ dementia friendly environment” in our dementia unit we already have some murals but we are going to purchase signage for the communal doors, personalise bedroom doors, paint the corridors in dementia friendly colours and create destination points.

    Refer to Dementia Friendly Physical Environments Checklist.


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  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Work to ensure that staff are aware of the symptoms of dementia and, as a result, are better equipped to provide the support and patience that people with memory loss need to complete everyday tasks. Incorporate dementia awareness into staff induction and other relevant training programs.

    Provide a Dementia Friends Session for staff.


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  • Work with relatives and carers

    We hold a Dementia Steering Group for our relatives and residents to attend quarterly.


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