Anchor - Northumberland
Our passion at Anchor is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live. We offer purpose-built retirement properties and specialist care homes at over 1,000 locations across the country, all designed to offer security, independence and peace of mind. At Anchor we are committed to providing all of our customers, whatever their needs, with exactly the right level of care and support. We understand that people value keeping their independence and so encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered.
- 18 September 2015
- North East
- Housing Sector
- Local Alliances:
- South East & Central Northumberland 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 currently assist in the following ways to deliver better outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers:
Signposting, Benefits Advice
Support Planning & Reviews, Organising Care in the Home
Usually one of the first to spot changes in behaviour
Promoting Support Groups
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Some of the tenants in the past have shunned people living with dementia and therefore people living with dementia have sometimes been isolated from group activities. This has been tackled with introducing a friendship group in the scheme and also to hold a dementia friends day that would give awareness and understanding about dementia to tenants and allleviate worries they may have
Friendship Group - Support and Publicise
We have a small friendship group in the scheme that meet ever Wednesday 2-4pm. This is run by the RVS and is promoted towards people with dementia and their carers and friends.
Raising Awareness of Dementia within the Scheme
To publicise and support the Alzheimers Society to provide an dementia information talk to tenants
Organise a Dementia Friends Day
To orgnanise a dementia friends day involving managers and tenants