Springfield Healthcare Group

Springfield provide personal care, support and assistance to individuals across the local area wishing to maintain their independence within their own home. We also have two residential care facilities for individuals with Dementia in Garforth and Seacroft.

Updated:
15 December 2014
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care
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?

Springfield are committed to providing compliant, high-quality person-centred care for individuals with Dementia across our local area. Through tailored support and a positive approach we empower people with Dementia to live full, active and meaningful lives every day.

We support service users and informal carers through targeted interventions which consider all aspects of an individual's wellbeing, from emotional health through to physical.

Every one of our team is trained to enable through exemplary care, approaching each individual with the knowledge that every person is unique, and deserves dignity, respect and tailored support to maximise independence and minimise reliance upon care.

Locally, we would like to offer our facilities at Seacroft Care Village to run a Dementia club, Dementia café and other activities for people with the condition and their families, to provide a Dementia-friendly environment where people can meet, learn more about the condition, and share ideas for best practice together.

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

For Springfield, one of the key challenges in delivering outcomes for individuals with Dementia is the lack of resources focussed upon supporting people with the condition.

We have identified a very real need to develop a cohesive approach to care which draws upon support from family members, commissioners, third-sector partnerships and healthcare teams to ensure that this challenge is addressed.

By working as facilitators, bringing different resources together, we hope to enable a more unified approach which puts Dementia care best practice at the heart of all we do, and ensures a seamless support network for every person whom we assist with the condition.

We would welcome the opportunity to develop partnerships with other organisations who share our commitment to the provision of outstanding Dementia support.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Cafe

    We would like to set up a monthly Dementia Cafe at Seacroft Grange care village to enable people with the condition to meet in a welcoming, warm environment.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Dementia carers forum

    We would like to set up a regular forum for people who care for individuals with Dementia, to enable us to understand the challenges they face and find out how we may both improve their situation (for example through respite), and enhance our organisation's own approach to care

    Status:
    Initial Scoping