Wheatfields Hospice Sue Ryder Care

Wheatfields Hospice serves the west of Leeds providing specialist palliative care services to individuals and their families. The Hospice offers inpatient care, Day Therapy and community support.

Updated:
17 December 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Charity
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

The Hospice aims to support individuals and their families living with both a terminal illness and dementia. 

We would like to increase awareness, knowledge and skills amongst our staff to enable to provide an appropriate and person centred approach.

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

Working with staff perceptions of dementia.

How to meet the challenge of working with people who have both a terminal illness and dementia.

Member website

suerydercare.org

2. Actions

  • Training staff who have direct contact with individuals and their families

    Training - facilitators have already received accredited training to offer foundation and intermediate training in dementia and courses are due to start in January 2016.

    Status:
    Being implemented