Jubilee Partnership is a consortium of three leading Jewish community organisations in Leeds, namely Donisthorpe Hall, Leeds Jewish Housing Association and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board. The Partners have come together in an innovative joint initiative to develop an integrated programme that supports people with dementia and their carers within the three organisations and also the wider community. Partly funded through the Six Point Foundation this programme will include concentrated work with survivors of the holocaust and their families.
- 16 November 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Care, Health
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds 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?
The Jubilee Partnership is committed to making all three of the consortium organisations dementia friendly. All three organisations in the partnership have staff and volunteers who can be made dementia friends. The partnership aims to have at least eight Dementia Friends Champions to roll out friend’s sessions to staff, volunteers, and visitors accessing the nursing home and centres. The Jubilee Partnership has conducted a survey with over 300 people who live or work in North Leeds gain a baseline of individual’s current knowledge about dementia and this will enable the partnership to be user led and people centred. The Jubilee Partnership aims to create ‘Dementia Friendly Moortown’ and has taken steps towards this.
With more awareness about Dementia in the partnership and wider community we can create an enabling and supportive environment for people with dementia and their carers.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Resources such as time, however this will be a rolling 12 programme for the partnership organisations to ensure all staff, notably front line staff are dementia friends.
Dementia Friends Champions in Partnership
A minimum of eight members of staff to become Dementia Friend’s Champions in the Jubilee Partnership
Rolling out Dementia Friends sessions
Dementia Friends Champions to roll out friend sessions to staff and volunteers within the consortium organisations. This is a rolling programme starting in January 2015
Jubilee Partnership delivering Dementia Friends sessions to other organisations in Leeds
A number of organisations have approached Jubilee partnership to hold dementia friends sessions with their staff.
Jubilee Partnership creating ‘Dementia Friendly Moortown’
Jubilee Partnership will involve local businesses in the Moortown area to become part of Dementia Friendly Moortown. Local banks, pharmacies, estate agents, local schools will be involved in this initiative. Dementia Friends Champions from the partnership will be delivering these friends’ sessions. Partnership working has begun with Premier Licenced Private Hire Leeds.