Age Uk Rotherham
Age UK Rotherham (AUKR) is an independent local Charity and Company limited by guarantee that was established over 30 years ago and aims to help improve the quality of life for older people living in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. Since April 2011 we have operated as a Brand Partner of Age UK, the national Charity. As a whole the Charity supports between 6, 000 and 8, 000 older people and their carers each year across a range of services and activities. AUKR works in partnership with RMBC, NHS Rotherham as well as many other partners in the statutory and voluntary sectors. The services provided by AUKR include advice, information, income maximisation through benefits, services to support older people to remain independent in their own homes,( both personal care and practical services) and other services to reduce social isolation.
- 14 August 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Rotherham 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?
We are committed to supporting older people living with dementia and their carers. We will achieve this aim through the provision of services which they will be able to access. All our services are available to all and in particular our Befriending Service helps support both people with dementia and their carers. Our Social Centre also supports people with dementia to re engage with activities and friends
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenges we need to overcome is the demand for support against the restricted funding we receive , this can impact on the capacity of the level of support AUKR can deliver or put in place
1.1 Create a Dementia Lead within the management team Age Uk – Rotherham
1.2 Carry out a formal review the organizations Dementia policy reporting to Age UK Board
2.1 Formalise a training strategy to ensure the appropriate level of Dementia Awareness is acquired for each staff and volunteer group ranging from RMBC Bronze level Elearning for all staff/volunteers to RMBC Gold 3 day Corner Stone’s training for staff as appropriate to their role. 2.2 Ensure all staff sign in to Dementia friends website and become a dementia friends 2.3 Register Age UK Rotherham as an organisation on Dementia Friends Website and ensure staff and volunteers watch relevant video clips
2.4 Ensure staff have awareness of dementia friendly physical environments and visual perception as part of their training enabling them to understand possible difficulties a person with Dementia and their families may be experiencing.
Dementia Friendly Physical Environment’s
3.1 Consideration is given toDementia Friendly Physical Environment’s, Signage etc – Carry out a check list assessment in Social Centre ,one stop shop new Furniture Warehouse .
3.2 Make temporary adjustments when permanent ones are not possible if using other peoples premises.
4.1 Sign post to other organisations who can support people with dementia and their carers.
4.2 Have supporting links on Age Uk Website
4.3 Have knowledge of the Carers Information and Support Programme (CRISP) run by Alzheimer’s Society and encourage family members to attend .
Promotion of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance
Ensure staff and volunteers have knowledge what RDAA is about and promotes the work of the alliance whenever possible helping to create a dementia friendly Rotherham