Wessex Lodge Nursing Home, Whitchurch

Wessex Lodge is a 40 bed nursing home, set in the peaceful Hampshire countryside, with a homely and welcoming environment.

29 December 2014
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 embrace a philosophy that aims to enable our residents to live their lives in a safe, caring environment and to maintain their dignity, freedom and individuality. We continually strive to improve our quality of service.

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

Ensuring that all staff receive dementia awareness training in view of agency carers and frequent turnover of care/nursing staff.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session

    Being implemented
  • Linking With Local Community

    Arrange activities and social events which will be open to the local community

    Being implemented
  • Meeting Room Facilities

    Offer room facilities free of charge for members of the HDAA to use for
    meetings, awareness sessions etc and to be available for awareness sessions for the eneral public

    Being implemented
  • Links with local schools

    To forge strong links with local primary and secondary schools to encourage children to come and engage with residents

  • Make available information and literature

    Fact sheets on dementia will be made available in the foyer for relatives, friends and visitors


    2014 - Third Quarter Update

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