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Adults Health and Wellbeing - Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

We offer low level care support for those individuals within our communities that are not eligible for adult social care support. We offer a wellbeing officer role to provide low level support to individuals, families and carers from putting in physical home adaptions to assisting in community activity and group development to improve peoples social isolation, wellbeing and active health and signposting to other professional, community and voluntary sector provides to assist the needs , as identified by the individual. We offer Community Support Officers , who are the front line service for delivery of all the Communities priorities and therefore key go – to individuals to support the community, including increase of the community activity offer, home safety advise, etc. That the service becomes “ dementia Friendly” and have nominated Dementia champions. We can help by ensuring our team are dementia friendly trained and deliver our front line engagement services and development of community activities with this understanding and awareness to ensure that they are suitable for all to participate. We can further help through the teams dementia champions, by working with existing groups, to provide the dementia training to them, for them to understand and ensure that their groups and aware of and where possible able to wider the group offer to ensure dementia does not become a barrier to participating.

Updated:
5 August 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Doncaster Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

The team has already undertaken a wide programme of dementia friends training and have some dementia champions trained. No barriers noted.             

Member website

www.doncaster.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve the teams understanding of Dementia

    For lead manager, Lisa Swainston, to arrange for all staff to attend awareness and complete dementia friends training to ensure greater understanding and how we can take account of it in the delivery of our community work.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Commit to Dementia Champions / Total Dementia Service Commitment.

    To ensure that there are Dementia Champions trained within the service, to allow us to be more sustainable to deliver dementia friends for future within our teams. For all senior managers to undertake the Dementia champions training to provide a clear commitment of service to the awareness and delivery of the agenda.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Deliver Dementia Friends Training

    To support the Dementia Friends Programme, our champions will provide dementia friends training both internally to other departments within the Council and externally to our community groups.

    Status:
    Being implemented