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VOICEABILITY

Provider of Independent, free and confidential Statutory and Professional Community Advocacy

Updated:
23 February 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Charity, Legal, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Manchester 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 aim to ensure that people with dementia, with or without capacity as defined by the Mental Capacity Act, are able to speak out and have their voices heard and have the best possible decisions about them made in their best possible interest.

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

Referrals to our services not being made or the value of advocacy not being recognised by health and social care professionals

Member website

www.voiceability.org

2. Actions

  • Educate the workforce enabling greater understanding of dementia

    To facilitate a Dementia Champion network to be established and to pursue increasing dementia friends training.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • To Place dementia on the priority list of service developments of the organisation.

    To include support for dementia within the internal innovation in services process and to undertake a services marketing and delivery exercise

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • To work towards the organisation becoming a dementia friendly organisation

    We will actively participate in local alliance work towards supporting people with dementia in the community and actively train our workforce to use dementia friendly terminology in service delivery.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping