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Wilberforce College

Wilberforce College provides education to students aged 16 - 19years.

Updated:
5 November 2014
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Other
Local Alliances:
Hull 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?

The college has links with Salthouse Haven Residential care home and often invites their residents in to the Health and Caring Dept. for events usually at Christmas, Easter and the Summer. The college has invited residents in to support the students pantomime productions and can hopefully strengthen these links by being even more dementia friendly.

By organising education and training for staff and students we could open up more areas of the college for the residents to enjoy e.g. the hair and beauty salons.

Health and Caring students could develop memory books to take out to their placements as a tool for engaging in conversation.

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

Sometimes carers from the home can be short staffed which limits the number of residents we can entertain. By training our students via Salthouse Haven to push wheelchairs can support this challenge.

Students on placement can have little knowledge of spotting dementia and may not know how to support the individual.

Member website

www.wilberforce.ac.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve staff and students understanding of dementia

    Tina Rollinson will liaise with the Dementia Academy to arrange a training session for interested staff and students with dates and times to suit.  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Ensure students are putting new knowledge to use in placement settings

    Each student to make a memory book as a practical resource to use in setting to engage with residents all over the city. 

    Status:
    Planning