Gosport Live At Home Scheme

We aim to create friendly, social, weekly activities in two locations within Gosport area to promote feelings of wellbeing and belonging for older people and those with early on set of Dementia where they can feel valued and part of a group, being included, cared for and understood. We also provide transport with volunteer escort to help out added to this we run a small Befriending Service to help out with all kinds of needs from just a friendly chat to gardening. We are guided and answerable to Methodist Homes a national organisation. Currently we run with three part-time staff members and 28 volunteers. Each volunteer is vetted by way of two references and enhanced DBS check. Befrienders are monitored by the manager on a regular basis. Training is constantly offered.

Updated:
19 January 2016
Sectors:
Health, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Voluntary Sector
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?

We provide social activities in two locations within Gosport where
people with dementia can feel free to mix comfortably and enjoy the company of other people without the stigma that is sometimes associated with the condition. The outcome aimed for is a sense of well being and belonging.

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

The challenges in delivering the outcome is advertising our clubs, having the funding to run our groups, meeting training needs ,overcoming the fear of the diagnosis. Pointing people in the right direction to get further help and advice.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session

    Status:
    Planning
  • Activity Sessions aimed at promoting feeling of well-being

    Music, Memory boxes to promote conversation.

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Hot Meal Service

    Provide a weekly hot meal where people can get together and eat and talk followed by activities.

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Befriending

    Introducing a Member to a Volunteer who will visit regularly and provide
    friendship

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Afternoon Tea

    Supply afternoon tea

    Status:
    Delivered, Case study
  • Information & Signposting to other Organisations

    Provide information and referrals where required to other local providers

    Status:
    Being implemented

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