Leeds Islamic Centre
Our services help seniors to interact with others to build confidence in a social environment. The seniors also are able to discuss any problems with the staff, who can provide advice or further information, for example this could be a medical or mental health difficulty. Transport is given to service users to be collected and dropped to their home. Some of the service users have health issues such as diabetes, stroke, dementia or depression. Our service helps them to be able to meet others and make friends, and gives people an opportunity to leave their home environment and enjoy the outdoors.
- 27 October 2014
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Care, Health, Voluntary Sector, Communication
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?
Our organisation can help service users and their carers get a better understanding of dementia and provide support for the carers. Being in surroundings with other people with similar illnesses helps people have a better understanding as they will feel they are not alone and there is always support and help.
Further support and advice can be given to carers and if we are able to have trained staff available at the centre strategies can be taught to carers to be able to handle a challenging situation more confidently.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
There are challenging situations as people who suffer from dementia may forget having said something which causes communication barriers. Emotional stress and also difficulties in attempting physical movements.
Imoprove awareness oif dementia
We will support people using our services to have a better understanding of dementia and will provide information to help people.
Having trained staff who are aware of Dementia and a better understanding
Attend a training course for a better understanding of dementia and help volunteers gain work experience to deepen their understanding.
Support for carers
Having trained staff to be able to advise carers of different strategies to help carers in their caring role and for themselves.