MBi Group provides an umbrella to all of our subsidiary companies working within the UK commercial property sector. With specialist divisions including: Consulting, Marketing, Sales, Social Care, Hotel Management, Student Accommodation Management and Construction, our group of companies spans all sectors allowing total management, development and operation of a growing portfolio of property, which includes dementia-specific care homes, student accommodation and luxury hotels.
- 2 June 2016
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Calderdale 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 work in close collaboration with local councils to build and refurbish care homes to dementia specifications, exceeding many CQC standards such as room sizing guidelines, dementia gardens and the latest in assistive technology.
With a board of specialist advisors – MBi Social Care, MBi manage and operate each care home allowing for full operational control.
We also write regular industry news posts on our website and social media linkage to inform our clients further on dementia. We have held a ‘Dress Up for Dementia Day’ in Sowerby Bridge, which we got the press involved in to promote media coverage last year for Dementia Awareness week. We got many local businesses to sign up, dress up as film stars and then provided them with collection tubs and leaflets and flyers from Dementia Awareness Week to display in their shops and businesses. This allowed for much discussion on dementia with local people and business as we went around promoting awareness.
Many of our staff are also now dementia friends. Two teams from our company also completed the Ben Nevis Challenge to raise money for Dementia UK.
March 2015 update
As part of our contribution towards making Calderdale Dementia Friendly, as of April 23rd 2015, we will be running a dementia cafe called 'Touchline Tea Stop' in collaboration with FC Halifax Town, Halifax RLFC, Alzheimer's Society and Dementia UK, held at the Shay Stadium.
Touchline invites anyone whose life is affected in some way by dementia to make new connections and to enjoy activities, a cuppa and some cake.
The cafe will be run by volunteers from each of the organisations, with a strong sporting theme running through the monthly sessions, including photo and video archives on display, as visual and conversational focal points.
As part of raising awareness in the local community, we are also initiating a 'Let's Tackle Dementia Together' campaign among local companies to show their support by donating a mug with their company logo on. Each company will be photographed delivering their mug to the Shay Stadium and will be released on a dedicated website and on social media.
We have also drawn up a wish list of resources for the cafe, which we will distribute by hand to local shops and companies this week to raise awareness of dementia and to give them the opportunity to get involved.
Fundraising & Awareness
On 1st-8th March, for 'Time for a Cuppa' week, we held a vintage style tea party in the office to raise money for Dementia UK. We also got local businesses on board by getting them to either donate cakes or to buy cakes. Many of them left out collection tubs at their counters and spoke to customers about dementia awareness.
In April, some of our team will be skydiving to raise money again for Dementia UK, and we hope to generate more awareness through our news updates and press releases.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We could all do with more training and potentially for some of us to become Dementia Champions
Selected staff members to become Dementia Champions
Members of staff to volunteer undergoing Dementia Champions training