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Fully Focused Group Limited

Fully Focused Solutions delivers support and guidance to businesses and organisations providing advice, training and guidance around mental health awareness to enable a greater reduction in sickness absence, resulting in improved productivity and profit. The Equality Act became law in October 2010. It replaces previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act, 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995) and ensures consistency in what you need to do to make your workplace a fair environment and to comply with the law. Is your business, aware of this legal requirement. If not, your business may be at risk. Fully Focused Solutions supports businesses to increase Profits and Productivity by reducing sickness absence in the workplace.

1 October 2015
Local Alliances:
East Riding 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?

Our business aims centre around engaging with SMEs as well as the larger blue chip organisations across the region. Our overall aim is to mentor business managers and improve their understanding of mental ill health and better understand their staff resulting in reduced sickness absence, increased productivity, a greater awareness of how to improve health and wellbeing across the organisation which in turn will improve profits.

We believe in achieving this we can also improve staff’s confidence and work life balance and thus improving their overall wellbeing.

We work across the region forging business partnerships and engage regularly with other like mined organisations to market and promote at events throughout the region enabling individual engagement so that the public can gain a greater knowledge, understanding and awareness around mental ill health as well as the stigmas that surround it. This includes a greater awareness and understanding of dementia to enable individuals and their carers to become better equipped to deal with and manage behavioural change.

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

Key challenges for us, is keeping all staff training up to date with the latest dementia information in order for us to be able to provide the most accurate and current information and guidance to members of the public through our service. We hope that by working alongside the Dementia Action Alliance, we will invite a representative to deliver dementia awareness sessions to all of our staff at regular intervals. We believe this training will enhance the knowledge staff already posses, as well as adding and updating staff on dementia awareness as local and national level information and initiatives become available.

2. Actions

  • Increase our organisational Dementia Awareness

    We will increase our dementia awareness in a number of ways:

    • Encourage our staff to attend Dementia Friends information sessions.
    • Make sure we look at the SCIE dementia e learning modules.
    • We will use the resources available on the Dementia Action Alliance and Alzheimer’s Society Website and incorporate links to our business website as well as joined up thinking through our FaceBook and Twitter feeds.
    • We are already attending Dementia Café events and intend to continue this into 2016 and beyond.
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  • Dementia Champion

    We will appoint our Managing Director as a Dementia Champion to be the go-to person in our organisation for dementia. The Dementia Champion will be responsible for implementing and updating our action plan.

    It is our intention to make sure that all organisations we engage with results in their organisations having a Dementia Champion, that can co-ordinate activities consistently across the East Riding of Yorkshire to reach the wider community.

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  • Increase Dementia Awareness to others

     We will increase awareness of dementia to other organisations and individuals in a number of ways:

    • We will stock Alzheimer’s Society information leaflets and provide this information to business organisations across the East Riding of Yorkshire region.
    • We will invite the Dementia Action Alliance and Alzheimer’s Society to our events, and in turn will support the DAA at organised events as required.
    • We will add links to the Dementia Action Alliance and Alzheimer’s Society websites to the ‘Useful Links’ / resources section on our website.
    • We will also promote Dementia Action Alliance and Alzheimer’s Society activities and information through our social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook on a weekly basis.
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