Friends of Fareham Community Hospital (FFCH)

We are a registered charity started in June 2010. Our main objectives are: ● To provide Volunteers for a welcoming & guiding service for service users and to help man certain reception / appointment desks ● To raise awareness of the Hospital’s services and activities to the Community it serves ● To encourage local organisations & businesses to support the Hospital where appropriate ● To fund raise in order to provide small items of equipment needed. ● To support staff and bring to their attention any concerns or suggestions from the public of which we may become aware

Updated:
29 December 2014
Sectors:
Health, Care, Voluntary Sector, Communication, Hospitality
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

1. The Hospital is looking at better use of their facilities, and one suggestion is to provide facilities for people with dementia and their carers. The Friends would support this.

2. If some of our Volunteers were trained in Dementia awareness, we could provide better support to service users

3. Our Volunteers once trained may be able to help in any dementia facilities that were provided at the Hospital

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

● Getting the different Trusts who provide services at the Hospital on board, and getting financial and staff support from them. The Fareham & Gosport CCG are supportive of the idea of a “Dementia Friendly Hospital”

● Providing appropriately trained Volunteers

Member website

www.friends-of-fch.org/

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all Volunteers, attend a dementia awareness raising session

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    Review the FCH premises to see how it could be more dementia friendly

    Status:
    Planning
  • Embed the concept of being ‘Dementia Friendly’ within our Organisation

    Review our objectives, policies and training of Volunteers to ensure dementia awareness is included

    Status:
    Planning
  • Appoint a Hampshire Dementia Ambassador

    We will appoint a Committee member to undertake this

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Appoint a Dementia Champion

    We will nominate one of our Volunteers to ensure the viewpoint of people with dementia are considered.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Appoint a Dementia Champion

    We will nominate one of our Volunteers to ensure the viewpoint of people with dementia are considered.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member