Aldingbourne Trust supports adults with learning disabilities to lead independent lives. People are supported to develop skills in both home settings and also to develop transferable skills to enable people to work in paid and voluntary jobs. We provide real skills, care and jobs in a very 21st century way. We believe in strong partnerships between social enterprise and charity fundraising to give adults with learning disabilities real choices and more independent lives.
- 1 June 2018
- South East
- Care, Charity
- Local Alliances:
- Bognor 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?
At Aldingbourne we recognise that as people are agin there is a real need to develop the services that are offered to meet with changing health needs, including dementia.
Aldingbourne has developed current supported living environments to ensure that people's homes continue to meet people's specific needs. This includes pictorial aids, home adaptions and the use of colour to aid with orintation.
Support is also taylored to meet the needs of individuals with support plans that are accessable to other services and professionals.
The importance of staff training and ensuring that people with learning disabilities are aware of dementia, the changes that can happen and the support that people need is achieved through shared training and people with learning disabilities and dementia talking about what is important them in how they are supported.
Promoting people with learning disabilities and dementia to take part in local DAA activities and encourging them to be part of the wider community and to suport people to carry on taking part in activities that they enjoy.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Funding is a real issue with limits on council budgets to provide truely persoalised care and supportfor people is becoming harder. There is no clear service pathways for people with learning disabilities and general commissioning views are for people to be moved into nursing care once they can no longer be supported in thier homes with the current care package provisions.