Waterview Lodge is a multipurpose Day Service offering services to people living in the Driffield and surrounding areas with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, mental health, elderly and stroke survivors. Our mission is to provide a safe stimulating environment where people can join friends and try out new and interesting activities. We aim to increase opportunities and empower people to make real informed choices about how they live their life. We want each member of the centre to feel valued and respected. Sessions are based both within the centre and in the local community and run from Monday to Friday. Waterview Lodge provides a varied range of activities based upon what the individual themselves would prefer to do, examples being: Gardening, Healthy Living, Ten Pin Bowling, Swimming, Arts and Craft, Photography, Golf, Social Outings, Money Management, theses are to name just a few. Our service is underpinned by the values of self management, individual choice and control and support and our aim is to work within a mult-agency approach to offer the most comprehensive and best value service.
- 8 June 2015
- Health, Medical
- Local Alliances:
- East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?
Waterview Lodge helps to deliver a number of outcomes from the National Dementia Declaration. By providing a welcoming environment and suitable activities for people with dementia, we in particular deliver on items 2 “I know that services are designed around me and my needs”, 5 “I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood”, and 6 “I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life”.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Time and budget constraints
Dementia Awareness and Dementia Champion
We will increase our dementia awareness by undertaking a face to face Dementia Friends session or watching the online video.
We have decided to appoint a Dementia Champion to help us to implement our action plan and to undertake the Scie eLearning dementia modules and to disseminate the relevant information to the rest of the team.
We would like to explore the possibility of setting up a dementia training day.
- Being implemented, Planning
Dementia Friendly Environment
We will review our premises against the Dementia Friendly Environment checklist. In particular, we are already aware that our soap dispensers in the toilets are not dementia friendly and we will see whether we can introduce traditional bars of soap as well.
We would like to implement the use of our white board (or similar) to re-orient people with dementia with regards to the day, month, and season. We will write up this information on our board and make it clearly visible.
Promotion of local dementia services
We will promote the work of the Dementia Action Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Society. In particular, the Alzheimer’s Society memory café in Driffield is held in the building next door to ours and we would like to promote this service.
We would like to find out more about the ‘Safe Places’ scheme and explore the possibility of whether it would be appropriate for our premises being used as a ‘safe place’ for people with dementia in the community.
Safe Places helps people with learning disabilities if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away. People who might need to use Safe Places carry a Safe Places 'Keep Safe card' with their name and emergency contact details. Public premises (like shops, restaurants, pubs) sign up to be officially known as a ‘Safe Place’ for people with learning disabilities and display a Safe Places sticker in their window. If a person with a 'Keep Safe card' needs help when they are in the community, they can show their card to a member of staff in a Safe Place. Someone will then call their emergency contact or the Police, depending on what the problem is.
- Initial Scoping