Home Instead Senior Care South Manchester
Home Instead Senior Care South Manchester provides high quality, personalised non medical care for older people in and around Urmston, Stretford, Chorlton , Didsbury and Burnage. Our support enables people to remain happy and independent in their own homes for longer by providing Companionship, Light Housekeeping, Local Transportation and Errands, Meal Preparation, Respite Support, Convalescence Support, Shopping, Personal Care and much more. We carefully recruit and train CAREGivers and match them to Clients based on interests and personality.
- 2 July 2015
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Manchester 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 are rolling out our own Home Instead Senior Care City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer's and other Dementias CARE ( Changing Ageing through Research and Education) programme to all our Caregivers. The training will also be offered to family members and other members of the community through workshops in the South Manchester and North Trafford area. Our training focuses on understanding the disease, getting to know the person behind the dementia and learning techniques to handle the many different behaviours associated with the disease. We hope to educate society and change opinions and views both on a local level and at a national level with the Home Instead network.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest challenge we face is changing the way people think and view those living with dementia. We want to help people look at the whole person and to know the individual, their life and their past experiences. We want to treat the person living with dementia with respect and dignity at all times no matter what the behaviour.
Implement Accredited City & Guilds training for all our Caregivers
It is our aim to train all of our Careivers in the specialised City & Guilds accredited dementia training programme by the end of 2015. We will also then ensure that each new Caregiver completes this training programme.
Deliver Family Dementia workshops across our community
These workshops are free and open to anyone who supports a loved one with any form of Dementia. It is also open to any health and social care professionals and volunteers from any organisation. We also welcome professionals working with the general public who may benefit from increased awareness of Dementia or members of the public at large who have a general interest in helping others.
Deliver Dementia Friends Workshops in our Community
We will offer Dementia Friends workshops to the professionals and other community memebrs we meet to help people living within the South Manchester and North Trafford area develop an improved awareness of dementia and how to support people they come across who are living with dementia.
Partnership with other local organisations to help create Dementia Friendly Communities
We have joined the Trafford and Manchester Dementia Action Alliance and will support this alliance by taking minutes at meetings.