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Age UK Thanet Ltd

We offer Day Opportunities for Older people in the Thanet area. Our Service provides social interaction, activities, entertainment and daily fresh cooked hot meals, focusing on independent living reducing isolation and loneliness. Handyman Service, in centre bathing, in centre basic Footcare, Hairdressing, information and advice, products and services. Bloomers buddy box (meals on wheels service). Outreach service. Host meetings for Thanet Dementia Alliance and we are a member. EKIDS (East Kent Independent Dementia Alliance), drop in service for carers of people living with dementia.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care, Other, Recreation, Utility, Education Sector, Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Thanet 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?

  • Promoting Dementia awareness in the Thanet area, aiming to provide dementia friend sessions.
  • Supporting EKIDS (East Kent Independent Dementia Alliance) enabling them to have solid foundation to form their carers support.
  • Running 'Sunshine Saturdays' Dementia/Intergenerational Project.
  • Maintaining the Thanet Dementia Alliance promoting the alliance to voluntary, public and private sector organisations.
  • Dementia awareness events.
  • Integrating day opportunities for early to mid onset individuals. living with dementia into the day services we provide. 
  • Enlisting the High streets of Thanet to take part in Dementia awareness sessions.

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

  • Training staff and volunteers as Dementia champions
  • Having the resources to enable staff and volunteers to promote dementia awareness
  • Finding and requiring Funding available for dementia awareness and projects
  • To be able to engage with the local community and local business’
  • Having the time and resources to continue with the Thanet Dementia Alliance

Member website

info@ageukthanet.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Our action will be to promote Dementia awareness and engage with the local community and local businesses.

    We will liaise with more voluntary sector organisations such as Thanet community Support Partnership and RVS, who primarily work with volunteers to enlist and engage with the local community and local businesses. This would in turn free up resources and time.

    Promoting and advertising which would increase awareness.

    Engaging with local partners and statutory organisations to promote the Thanet Dementia Alliance.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • To continue to provide EKIDS (East Kent Independent Dementia Services) with office space and meeting room to provide their Carers support.

    To enable EKIDS (East Kent Independent Dementia Services) to provide their valued service, and ensure that it sustainable by providing the resources they require.

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia day services

    To plan and implement Dementia day services. Resourcing funding opportunities.

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member