Alzheimer's Society - Cumbria
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website and more than 2000 local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.
- 19 May 2015
- North West
- Membership Organisations, Voluntary Sector, Medical
- Local Alliances:
- Kendal 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?We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive. Locally we provide the following services: ■Awareness and information – individual telephone/ email. Group information sessions ■Dementia Café/peer support groups ■Dementia support service ■Singing for the Brain ■Carer Information Support Programme
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?There may be some challenges around capacity for local staff to attend regular meetings. However, we will endeavour to support the local alliance where we can such as providing information and are committed to working collaboratively with partners in the local community to see better outcomes for people with dementia and their carer’s in the community.
We will ensure that people with dementia and their carers are consulted with to ensure our services meet their diverse and changing needs.
Raising awareness of dementia
We are committed to raising awareness and a better understanding of dementia and providing up to date information, through leaflets, events, talks and inviting people to become Dementia Friends and Dementia Friends Champions. We hold weekly information points, use social media and run Community Dementia Roadshows.
Working in Partnership
We are committed to working with partners across the community to share resources, avoid duplication and deliver cohesive, joined up services to people with dementia and their carers in the community.
Education and Training
We will ensure our staff have access to appropriate education, training and support for their role to enable them to support people accessing services in an appropriate and professional manner.