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Alzheimer's Society -Bromley Services

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.

Updated:
24 September 2015
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Bromley 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 will continue to work for improvement is dementia support services in the community and will support and influence Local Statutory authorities to achieve this objective. Locally we provide the following services:  Awareness and information – individual telephone/ email. Group information sessions (Dementia Friends Sessions)  Dementia Café and other peer support activities  Dementia support service  Training for Carers  Day Support Service Monday to Sunday for people with Dementia from Early to Advance stage dementia

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.

Member website

www.alzheimers.org.uk

2. Actions

  • user Involvement

    We will continue to make sure that people with dementia and their carers are consulted regularly for the improvement of our services, as well as, in the development of new initiatives.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Training and development for Staff and volunteers

    We will ensure our staff  and volunteers 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.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Working in Partnership to achieve dementia Friendly Community

    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.

    Status:
    Being implemented