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Age UK Essex

Helping people in Essex to live well in later life

Updated:
25 September 2015
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Health, Retail, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Pan Essex 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?

Ensure that discussion about dementia is open and honest within and outside our organisation to remove any associated stigma

To make working with people with dementia a natural part of our day-to-day work and operations and is not seen as something that is bolted on or separate.

Act in a leadership capacity to show other organisations what can be achieved

To ensure that anyone with dementia is enabled to live independently in their chosen place of residence for as long as possible

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

The logistics, and associated costs, with training and communicating with a geographically dispersed and part-time workforce of 550 staff and 450 volunteers

Member website

www.ageukessex.org.uk

2. Actions

  • The organisation is dementia-friendly

    Every member of staff and every volunteer receive Dementia Friend’s information session.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Support local initiatives to make communities dementia friendly

    Ensure Age UK Essex is part of the local steering teams being established across Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Provide products and services where gaps currently exist

    Proactively work with partners, people with dementia and their carers to co-produce services and provide products to support independent living.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    New member