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Allied Healthcare Group - Hadleigh

We are a healthcare provider employing registered nurses and support workers working in to various location throughout the county

10 May 2016
East of England
Care, Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Hadleigh 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?

The Hadleigh Branch of Allied Healthcare are lead by 3 qualified nurses who are Dementia Friends Champions. These professionals have initiated a steering group to spearhead actions to make Hadleigh a Dementia friendly community.  Nurses complete individual care-plans and risk assessments with customers and their families help prior to care commencing to insure informed choices are know. The staff are involved in delivering a flexible dementia service to enable people with dementia to remain in their own homes for as long as they wish and to support family carers and the family circle. Care staff are comprehensively trained in enablement, communication and Dementia awareness alongside caring skills. We have staff trained through the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance to be dementia care coaches. This enables them to coach other staff and family carers on a frequent basis. As a national company, Allied Healthcare has a vision to be the choice of care that gives people the freedom to stay in their own home.

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

The branch continues to recruit and train motivated and enthusiastic individuals continually finding retention challenging when funding and contracts change. Time to provide person centered care within financial constraints. Understanding all organisations involved to allow accurate and appropriate signposting can be challenging.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Establish a Dementia Link Nurse

    Establish a Dementia link nurse - to ensure continuity and a high quality of care delivery to all using our service.

    Aim to be a leading provider of high quality of person centred care specializing in Dementia care in people's own homes - giving them the freedom to live well with dementia.

    Motivate and enthuse all within the organization to embrace the concept of positive enablement of all customers.

  • Dementia training

    Raise awareness by encouraging all our carers to become dementia friends, by directing to the web site or training them in the branch in Hadleigh where there are 3 Dementia Friends Champions.

  • Deliver care to people with Dementia in an informed way

    We care for people with dementia in establishments and in the community. Carers are trained in dementia awareness

    Being implemented
  • Be involved in creating a Dementia Friendly community in Hadleigh

    A steering group has been set up to make Hadleigh dementia friendly. Meetings have been arranged and events organised.

    Being implemented
  • Hadleigh Branch of Allied Healthcare are delivering a Positive Caring Programme for family carers

    Nurses at the branch are in the process of delivering a 6 week programme focusing on informing and signposting family carers.

    Plans are underway to offer it across the company

  • Ensure Person centered care is implemented by staff

    Ensure staff are trained in person centered care and quality of care is maximised and maintained

    Being implemented
  • Team meetings

    Meet with care staff every 12 weeks to pass on latest information and ensure good practice.

    Being implemented