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London Borough of Havering, Adult Social Care, Adult Commissioning Team

Adult Commissioning Team commissions and monitors services, placements, quality and value for money provisions for identified vulnerable people who are Havering residents

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?

  1. Adult Commissioning Team is supporting employees of the London Borough of Havering and their partners to become Dementia Friends by providing the Dementia Friends awareness sessions.
  2.  The work of the Dementia Liaison Offiicer is supported to facilitate improving dementia care sessions via a network of Dementia Champions in the Care Home, Nursing Home and Domiciliary Care providers in the Borough
  3. The team  works closely with the National Dementia Commissioners network to disseminate national good practice within the London Borough of Havering



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

The Dementia Liaison role is part-time, and there is a high demand for training

Working in partnership with health to implement the strategy gives both opportunities and challenges to the CCG and to ASC commissioning

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2. Actions

  • Encourage Dementia Friends awareness sessions amongst LBH staff, commissioned providers and in the private and voluntary sector.

    The Dementia Liaison Officer is to offer awareness sessions to all LBH Adult Social Care staff teams, Council Members and other teams throughout the authority, e.g. Meals on Wheels staff whose clients tend to be older people and have a form of Dementia. 


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  • MCA / DoLS – Restrictive Practices

    The Cheshire West judgement around restrictive practices is being disseminated amongst the Commissioning Team to highlight  areas that need to be reviewed in the placement of Vulnerable people, e.g. locked entrances.

    Training around MCA/DoLS is also being offered within the team and elsewhere amongst partners

    Commissioned services are being encouraged to review care plans before making a DoLS referral.


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  • Dementia Champions Forums

    Facilitation of Dementia Champions Forums, and they meet monthly.  During the forums the champions share their experiences and discuss best practice.  They also identify activities to use with dementia clients.  Examples of activities include napkin folding and identification of poisonous plants to avoid in gardens, etc.

    The Dementia Liaison Officer also sends out a bi-monthly newsletter detailing Dementia best practice, national issues, local events and any training opportunities.



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