Post Office, Jesmond
Post Office Limited has an unrivalled national network of over 11,500 branches across the UK, more than all the high street banks combined, and sits at the heart of many communities across the country. It provides around 170 different services and products spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards. Post Office also offers Government services; telephony; foreign currency; travel insurance and mail services. The Post Office's public purpose statement is: "The Post Office is unique; a commercial business set apart by its public purpose. We are driven by a belief in the importance of connecting communities and enhancing the powerful role they play in all our lives. We will stay true to this commitment by delivering key products and outstanding customer service through our unrivalled local presence across the UK”
- 20 August 2015
- North East
- Local Alliances:
- Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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?
Our role as the Post Office in Jesmond in terms of delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers will be achieved through addressing the National Dementia Declaration number 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?
Most staff members have a limited knowledge and understanding of dementia
There are time constraints when considering to deliver appropriate training
Raising awareness of dementia amongst staff
We will leave printed copies of the ‘Help-pack for Customer Facing Staff’ in our staff room, so that they can read at their convenience.
We want our staff to feel confident when dealing with a customer who has dementia or their carer. To build confidence we want to ensure that all of our customer facing staff have attended a Dementia Friends Information Session (face to face or using the on-line tool).
We will offer practical support to people with dementia
To help those people who cannot remember significant information like their PIN or address, we will make sure that there is always someone on duty who knows the alternative procedures.