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Age UK North Staffordshire

Age UK North Staffordshire is the largest local charity working with and for older people in the region, offering a wide range of tailored, quality services and activities.

16 May 2014
West Midlands
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

  • Provision of a range of local  services providing support, information and advice for people living with dementia and their families/carers
  • Provision of Beaumaris Court Day Opportunities service aimed at people with dementia and older people with physical disabilities
  • Membership of North Staffs/Stoke on Trent Dementia Reference Group – strategic planning group for dementia services across North Staffs/Stoke on Trent  
  • Close partnership working with specialist dementia organisations such as Approach and Alzheimer's Society.

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

  • Increasing understanding among staff and volunteers of issues associated with dementia
  • Ensuring that all services are user-friendly for people with dementia and their carers/families
  • Obtaining funding resources to be able to achieve the above

2. Actions

  • Dementia awareness training

    On-going programme of dementia awareness training for staff and volunteers.

  • Dementia training for key staff

    Consideration of more in-depth dementia training for key staff.

  • Contribution to Dementia Reference Group

    On-going contribution to North Staffs/Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Reference Group.

  • Review service provision

    Review provision of Beaumaris Court Day opportunities service for 2013/14

  • Work with Age UK nationally

    Work with Age UK nationally in considering practical ways in which Information & Advice service can be adapted to ensure that they meet the needs of people living with dementia and their carers/families.