British Red Cross, Hampshire & IOW

Our organisation will deliver better outcomes by having staff and volunteers with knowledge, empathy and understanding of the lived experience of people with dementia. Through this we will be able to build positive relationships with people who have dementia and make a confident contribution to improving outcomes and well-being.

8 October 2015
Health, Voluntary Sector, Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

The challenges we face are:

>        Geographical: We cover the whole of Hampshire (Isle of Wight and Surrey also) so it is difficult to have training at times and locations that are accessible/convenient for all staff and volunteers.

>        Scale we have around 600 volunteers and 50 staff in Hampshire working in different services, different locations and on different time scales. Therefore again this makes it difficult to train people and also difficult to check whether all have received communications we dispatch.

>        Some of our services only offer one-off support 

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all front line staff are dementia aware

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness raising for volunteers

    Ensure there are dementia aware volunteers in each service and location

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness for British Red Cross in Hampshire

     Ensure all staff and volunteers in Hampshire are aware that Dementia awareness training is available.

  • Dementia awareness sessions

    Offer both the hour long Dementia Friends session and the Dementia awareness- Step inside training.

    Being implemented

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