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Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

Mind exists in order for people to have better mental health. We do this through campaigning, influencing and the direct delivery of services. Our work covers the whole of Hull and East Riding with a full range of services that include one-to-one and group work, peer-support, psychological interventions, employment support and training.

Updated:
8 April 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Health, Medical, Recreation, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Hull 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?

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will use its influence to ensure the needs of people with dementia and their carers are a high priority for commissioners and decision makers in our area. We will lobby and campaign and ensure that as our own services are as inclusive and welcoming as possible to people with dementia and their carers.

 We will work with colleagues in the voluntary and statutory sectors to identify unmet needs across the region and work in partnership with like-minded organisation and funders in order to fill those needs.

 We will carefully monitor the impact of our work and share the outcome we achieve in order to raise awareness of how local organisations can make a positive difference.

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

  1. Ensuring our existing services are inclusive and welcoming to people with dementia and their carers. This will require assessments to be conducted and additional training for staff and volunteers.
  2. We need to clearly understand the unmet need across the area and ensure we are not duplicating work delivered elsewhere.
  3. We need to clearly understand what people with dementia and their carers want to achieve from being involved with us.
  4. Securing additional funding to achieve all of the above.

Member website

www.mindhey.co.uk

2. Actions

  • To raise awareness of dementia across Hull and East Riding

    We will use or media presence to raise aware of dementia by talking about the benefits of early diagnosis, the impact on individuals and families, how to access treatment and the benefits of community based support.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Ensure our group activities are inclusive for people living with dementia and their carers.

    1. 1.      We already run a range of peer support activities across Hull and East Riding. Where possible we would like to open these up to people with dementia and their carers.
    Status:
    Planning
  • One to One counselling and support for carers of people living with dementia.

    1. We understand the psychological impact long term caring can have on an individual, the mental and physical wellbeing. We want to extend our existing counselling service to provide specific support for carers or people living with dementia in order for them to receive the support they need to continue caring.
    Status:
    Planning