Compton Hospice

A voluntary Hospice providing services to people with life-limiting conditions and their family. Services are provided in the local community at the persons normal place of residence and in the hospice in-patient, day therapy and out-patient setting. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of health and social care professionals and supported by 800+ volunteers.

Updated:
12 January 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Education Sector, Health, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Wolverhampton 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?

As a hospice we currently support people with dementia by providing care, symptom control and advice. We have a role in supporting those who wish to plan for the future through advance care planning. We are upskilling our staff with dementia training in order to improve and broaden the support we are able to provide. We constantly seek ways to improve the hospice environment to increase accessibility for those with dementia.

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

A key challenge for the hospice is ensuring our services meet the needs of people with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses including dementia.  Time and resources are limited and must be used carefully to ensure education and training are available to all staff and volunteers.

Our buildings strategy needs to include provision for the specific needs of people with dementia.

2. Actions

  • Upskilling staff

    Various levels of education and training are available to enable staff to increase their confidence and competence in providing care and support to people with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Environment

    The buildings strategy needs to include appropriate provision for people with dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friends

    25 staff members recently attended a Dementia Friends session. We will also plan future sessions to be available for our volunteers to attend.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member