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Home Instead Senior Care - Greenwich & Bexley

Home Instead Senior Care – Greenwich & Bexley is a highly regarded home care provider that delivers person-centred care for older people in Royal Borough of Greenwich, London Borough of Bexley, London Borough of Lewisham and surrounding areas. Home Instead specialises in Dementia care and our staff are trained to a City & Guild accredited training programme for Dementia, which has been specially written for the Home Instead Senior Care group of franchises, both in the UK and internationally. It is also endorsed by Alzheimer’s International. We are the only home care provider currently delivering this type of training to our staff. This training equips our staff to adopt a unique level of awareness and understanding of the disease. We support individuals and their carers to live as well as possible at home with understanding, compassion and tolerance of the disease. We assist them to manage their day to day living as safely as possible, whilst maintaining dignity, privacy and offering advice and advocacy for the path they find themselves on.

Updated:
8 December 2015
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Lewisham 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?

Home Instead Senior Care is specialised in dementia care and we care for people with dementia on a daily basis. Our own Dementia training programme is accredited by City & Guild, which means our staffs are equipped with thorough and a unique level of awareness of dementia disease. We already have a pool of Dementia friend in our team. We also encourage our CAREGivers to become Dementia Friends and give back to the community.

 Collaborative working is at the very heart of what we do at Home Instead and therefore, we continually go in the community work with volunteer sector. Our Dementia Specialist members of staff often run dementia awareness workshops in the community. The workshop is mainly attended by family carers, but open to everyone.

 So, we would like to continue support people with dementia and families/carers by:

1) Running Dementia Awareness Workshops in the community2) Training our staff on our City & Guild accredited training programme.3) Encouraging CAREGivers to become Dementia Friends.

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

Running a workshop in the community can be very tiresome, time consuming and costly.

CAREGivers may not be motivated to contribute their volunteering time.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Our Care Manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help. 

    Status:

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Train staff on City & Guild Accredited training programme

    Our Staff and CAREgivers will to through our own City & Guild accredited Dementia Awareness training programme

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Become a Dementia Friends

    To incorporate “Become a Dementia Friend” scheme within our training programme and encourage our CAREGivers to give some of their spare time by volunteering in the community.     

    Status:
    Being implemented