Bath and Main Associates

We are a small consultancy working with charities and third sector organisations, mostly engaged with services to older people. We work with charities such as Age UK, CVSs, CAB in evaluation, project management, impact measurement. We are also working with the Gas Safe Charity to lead their project 'Promoting Carbon Monoxide Awareness' to vulnerable people via front line staff and volunteers who work with and support people in their own homes. Please get in touch if you would like more information.

1 December 2017
Care, Health, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Utility, Voluntary Sector, Education Sector, Commissioners Sector

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 encourage the organisations we work with to engage with Dementia Friends. This has included care homes, social enterprises, GPs and charities. In our role as consultants we are able to remind people of the importance of engaging with people with dementia and ensuring their staff are open aware and received some training. At a local level, both Directors maintain a high level of awareness of the issue, both from a professional and personal perspective.

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

As consultants we can pass on positive dementia type messages related to the work we are contracted to do, but we do not necessarily see the results that take place after we have left. There is a risk that some actions are not implemented.

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2. Actions

  • Cascade the dementia awareness message to our clients

    Raise the issue of the needs to people with dementia to our clients and suggest practical steps they can take in their future planning.

    Being implemented
  • Liaise with relevant organisations about CO safety messages for people with dementia

    Work across UK with a mix of organisations to highlight the importance of considering the needs of people with dementia and their carers when raising awareness about CO safety.

    Being implemented
  • Promote Dementia Friends training

     Inform clients we work with about Dementia Friends for their staff and volunteers

    Identify future opportunities to promote dementia friendly environments

    Being implemented