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Age UK Waltham Forest

Age UK is here to inspire, enable and support older people to make the most of later life. The work and support we provide at Age UK covers a number of different services, including: Information and advice We provide information or advice on anything from health to housing. We also publish impartial and informative factsheets and advice guides. Campaigns Our Public Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns teams raise awareness of the difficult situations faced by many older people and keep ageing issues in the public eye and in parliament. The issues we campaign on can vary, from calling for reform of the care system to trying to improve the bus route in our local community. Our campaigns offer lots of opportunities for us all to get involved and be heard by those who have the power to make our lives better. Commercial products Most of us want to remain independent - living in our own home for as long as possible, and keeping doing the things in life that we love the most. Our products and services are tailored to the needs of people in later life. We offer travel, motor and home insurance; funeral plans; gas and electricity packages; and aids for the home, such as stairlifts and personal alarms. Training We are a successful national training provider that reaches over 10,000 learners annually. Our training services have received recognition from Ofsted and the sector skills council Skills for Care. Our work involves the tailored provision of innovative learning solutions designed to address the needs of local people of all ages, professionals and employers throughout the UK and internationally. Specifically we offer:  Apprenticeships, qualifications, short courses and skills development programmes for success at work, particularly in the social care and health sectors.  Employment acquisition initiatives, ‘planning for retirement’ services and learning in later life.  Specialist support for providers of services to people in later life. Research Age UK is the only UK charity to focus research funds exclusively on later life. That's because we believe that we should all be able to enjoy good health in later life, free from the diseases and disabilities associated with growing older and the consequences that they can bring about, such as social isolation, anxiety, frailty and loss of independence. The research we fund is providing answers and we've already seen significant breakthroughs in dementia, falls prevention, stroke and incontinence, to name a few.

Updated:
14 August 2015
Location:
London
Sectors:
Other
Local Alliances:
Waltham Forest 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?

Age UK Waltham Forest supports people with dementia through information, advice and support.

We advocate on behalf of people with dementia.

We support people with dementia to self-advocate.

We are working with Age UK nationally to further develop dementia friendly services.

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

Mainstreaming dementia into all our work - given the breadth of the work undertaken by Age UK. Routinely using our relationships/networks to influence others' practice.

 

Member website

www.ageuk.org.uk

2. Actions

  • We will raise awareness about dementia and encourage our staff and volunteers to become dementia friends.

    We will arrange dementia friends sessions for our staff and volunteers.  Increased awareness of dementia will help us engage more effectively with people with dementia and their carers and identify how Age UK may be able to support them to live well with dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will provide relevant information, advice and support to people with dementia and their carers.

    Our role is to provide information, advice and support to older people, some of whom may have dementia or care for people with dementia. We will ensure we are kept informed about the services provided by other local organisations working with people with dementia and their carers, such as Alzheimer’s Society, Waltham Forest and Waltham Forest Carers Association, so we can signpost our service users accordingly. We will also ensure that we keep leaflets from these partners on display in our Reception area.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will appoint a dementia champion.

    We will appoint a Dementia Champion who will be able to cascade dementia awareness to other staff creating a network of Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will appoint a dementia champion.

    We will appoint a Dementia Champion who will be able to cascade dementia awareness to other staff creating a network of Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member