5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust
5 Boroughs Partnership provide specialist treatment, support and guidance for people affected by mental ill health and learning disabilities, for people of all ages, living in the Boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan. within our specialist services are the Later Life and Memory Service teams providing specialist assessment, diagnosis, and support for people with dementia and their families. The Memory Service National Accreditation Programme. 5 Boroughs Partnership work collaboratively with many organisations to provide person centred support to enable people to live well with demential
- 25 February 2015
- North West
- Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
- Local Alliances:
- Halton Dementia Action Alliance , Wigan 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?
5 Boroughs Partnership Halton support the National Declaration and are committed to supporting people with Demetia and their carers. The Trust is actively promoting Dementia Awareness and providing information to the public across the 5 Boroughs. We are achieving this by 1) providing personal choice and control: staff will offer an assessment within 10 working days of receipt of referral and a diagnosis will be delivered to you and your family with your agreement in approximately 12 weeks from referral; 2) services are designed around the person, you will be provided with information about local and national support to help you and your family to make choices, the care you and your carers will receive will be delivered to a standard that maintains your dignity and respect; 3) you will be supported to help to live your life independently, you and your carer will be offered individualise post diagnostic support with an indidualised care plan including contact details for this service and social services; 4) we will increase peoples knowledge and provide information as part of the post diagnostic support. You will be provided with information regarding living well with dementia, about local services and benefits. Our dementia friendly champion will provide dementia friendly sessions to 5 Boroughs staff, local churches and other organisations within the Halton Borough; 5) a sense of belonging and being part of a family, community and civic life- we will support the development along with other organisations for Halton to become a friendly dementia town; 6) awareness of research ongoing on which delivers a better life now and hope for the future for people living with dementia. Finally, we will provide you with information regarding research opportunities you may wish to become involved with within the Trust.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenge for 5 Boroughs Partnership Trust Halton is to continue to provide a high quality service to people who have dementia and their carers within a growing population where resources are limited.
Raising awareness of dementia in collaboration with local rugby clubs
5 Boroughs has Warrington,Wigan,St Helens and Widnes super league rugby clubs within its catchment area.
The plan is for each club to promote a “Tackle your Memory” match with the players wearing lime green socks, there will be information and merchandise to promote the campaign distributed by 5 Boroughs staff.
Each club will have a player who will be the dementia champion and the players will receive dementia awareness training.
Promote and deliver Dementia Friends sessions
A member of staff will train as a dementia champion and then offer training to other staff members to promote understanding of awareness of dementia within the organisation.
Provide information on dementia in a range of formats
The dementia guide will become available in a range of formats and we will provide this to people with dementia and their carers.
5 Borough Warrington memory service will strive to maintain its current standards
Warrington Memory Service is accredited as excellent within the Memory Service National Accreditation Programme; the service is required to meet the national standards. Our accreditation is due for renewal in October 2015
Looking at any un-met Needs of families coping with dementia
We are eager to look at what is currently available to individuals and their families in Southend. We need to speak to those coming into contact with families and to families themselves to assess what is important to them to try and make their lives a little easier.
- Initial Scoping
2015 - Third Quarter Update