Age UK North Craven
Age UK North Craven is an independent charity which aims to promote the well-being of older people in the communities we serve. We seek to ensure that later life is a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We provide a range of high-quality direct services such as door to door transport, a range of activities through a network of social groups and lunch clubs, befriending help and information and advice. For those with long-term conditions and care needs, or those who are suddenly confronted by a crisis, practical help and contact after stays in hospital, hot meals to the table, and ongoing support for people with long-term conditions.
- 5 January 2017
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Settle 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?
Working more closely with people with dementia. Auditing our services in order to become dementia friendly. Working with partners and stakeholders to encourage the communities in which we work, to become dementia friendly. Encouraging staff to become Dementia Champions to facilitate cascade of Dementia awareness and spread of Dementia Friends.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Time resources, expertise, confidence
Becoming a Dementia Friendly Age UK
To embed invovment and enagement with people with dementia to ensure our actions are rooted in their experience.
To audit our communications, premisies and attitudes to become a dementia friendly orgnaisation.
To work with others in the community to agree shared objectives to improve dementia friendly communities throughout the area in which we work.
To work with others to make a real improvement in the experience of people with dementia and their carers in the local area.
- Initial Scoping