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Bracknell Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults

The Bracknell Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults is an integrated team funded by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Bracknell Forest Council. The team provides specialist mental health services to people with dementia and older people with mental health problems. The team delivers mental health assessment, treatment and social care in a range of settings with the aim to support people and their carers in the community, promote choice and independence and to delay/prevent admission to hospital and long term care.

Updated:
18 July 2017
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Health, Care, Research Sector
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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?

The Local Authority and Trust have responded to the National Dementia Strategy and developed services for people with dementia locally. These services include a dedicated memory service for Bracknell and the development of the Bracknell Dementia Strategy.

The Bracknell Dementia Strategy will be delivered over the next 5 years to improve the outcomes of people with dementia and their carers.

The Bracknell Memory Service achieved MSNAP ‘excellent’ accreditation status in 2014  and achieved reaccreditation in 2016.  The service will continue to work towards retaining this status. The service provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for people with memory problems and their carers. The memory service is part of the community mental health team for older adults and has close links with partner organisations, including 3rd sector providers.

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

Developing closer links with our partners in primary, secondary and third sector organisations to achieve a more integrated, person centered care pathway for people with dementia.

Member website

www.berkshire.nhs.uk

2. Actions

  • Developing a Dementia Forum where people with an interest in Dementia can meet and discuss their experience and contribute to local service developments.

    The Dementia Forum will be held twice yearly at an accessible venue. There will be speakers invited to discuss local services/resources. The Dementia Advisor will coordinate the forums and gain feedback from attendees to inform service development and future forum agenda items.

    Status:
    Implementation, Planning

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Memory Service Accreditation.

    The Bracknell Memory Service achieved MSNAP ‘Excellent’ accreditation in 2014. The service will aim to retain this status through the review process (2015) and reaccreditation in 2016.

    The team will meet regularly to review the standards and identify the actions required.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member action.

  • Raising awareness of dementia through Dementia Friends training.

    Delivering dementia friends sessions locally to raise awareness in the local community.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New member action.