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Healthwatch Bracknell Forest

Healthwatch Bracknell Forest is the independent consumer champion for health and social care gathering and representing the views of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and makes sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. We want to hear about the good, what needs improving and what the public thinks is missing? For all health and social care matters Healthwatch Bracknell Forest provides; Information, Advice, Guidance, Support and Signposting.

Updated:
1 August 2016
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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 will listen to the stories and concerns of people with dementia and their carers and enable them to influence the way in which dementia health and social care services are designed and delivered. We do this by anonymising the stories we have been told and feed these back to commissioners and providers of services, the local authority, Health and Wellbeing Board and the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel. This feedback then helps to shape the design and delivery of services now and for the future. We will signpost people with dementia and their carers to receive the support and information that they need to lead fulfilling lives. We will support raising awareness of dementia and signpost individuals to the relevant support and services available locally and nationally.

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

The challenge for Healthwatch Bracknell Forest is that we are a small organisation with limited capacity, this may mean that we are not able to gather enough feedback specific to dementia suffers or their carers to make any meaningful contribution. We will require that people come to us and share their stories so that they are available for commissioners and providers of services in a timely manner.

2. Actions

  • Gathering Evidence and Patient Stories

    We will share any relevant stories we have heard from people living with or caring for people with dementia and report this to the Dementia Action Alliance to inform of any trends.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New memebr action.

  • Sharing Best Practice and Information

    We will work with Dementia Action Alliance partners to publicise activities to our membership of local people digitally through our website, Twitter and Facebook.

    We will keep local people who live in Bracknell Forest up-to-date with opportunities to get involved with local activities, training and information related to dementia.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Provide Information and Signposting to local services for people with Dementia and their Carers

    We will provide relevant up to date information about local services for people with dementia and their carers , through our signposting and information services. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Become and promote the Dementia Friends scheme

    A dedicated staff member will attend the a local Dementia Friends session and disseminate the information to other staff and volunteers.

    We will promote the dementia Friends scheme to our wider membership through our digital media and at information events.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New memebr action.

  • Promoting the Dementia Action Alliance

    We will promote the Dementia Action Alliance to relevant organisations in Bracknell Forest and encourage membership where applicable.

    We will be inviting the members of the Dementia Action Alliance in Bracknell Forest to feedback and notify us of what improvements could be made and what they think is missing from the provision of health and social care services in Bracknell Forest so that we can work together to seek improvements.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    New member action.