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The Glades

The Glades was registered with CSCI in December 2006 as a care home with nursing for up to 11 people with a physical or learning disability. It is owned by Dinnington Health Care and is part of a company that has other care services. The Glades is situated near to shops, public transport and other local facilities in the village of Dinnington near to Rotherham and Sheffield. The building is converted from an historic old hall and there is another home in the same grounds registered for older people. All the bedrooms are single, of various sizes but bigger than the minimum required, and have their own shower room with a toilet and washbasin. The rooms are furnished and have telephones and television points. Bedrooms are on the first floor and some can be accessed via a platform type lift as well as the stairs. The first floor has different levels so that some areas with steps have limited access, such as the 11 11 Over 65 0 0 bathroom. The ground floor has a range of communal facilities including a large circular sitting room with television, play-station and karaoke facilities, a dining kitchen, a smaller sitting room, a large games room with table football, air hockey, video games console and screen, fitness trampoline, bubble machine, music hi-fi, arts and crafts materials and jigsaws. There is access to a sitting out area which has been fenced and contains seating. It is next to the driveway and car park. A further area of garden, currently mainly woodland,

4 December 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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 currently have 1 gentleman living here who has dementia.  We would like to understand his needs and be able to support him more effectively.  We can reflect this in support plans so we have a uniform approach to his needs.

The Glades team are keen to learn more about dementia in order to do this.

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

   Due to shift patterns it is difficult to provide training to all the team, it has to be done in small groups.          


2. Actions

  • Dementia Knowlege

    Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Judge each staff group and assess training requirements – access training though RMBC Bronze to Platinum dementia training

     Ensure that Dementia Awareness training is a mandatory requirement of all staffs training requirements at a suitable level appropriate for the role of each employee.

    Ensure that the principles of behaviour as a means of communication are acknowledged and understood by all

     Ensure all staff sign up as dementia friends and encourage them to cascade their knowledge into the surrounding community and their own net works

    Have a dementia Friends champion to cascade and sustain the dementia friend commitment 

  • Developement of Meal Provision

    We action these in part but want to further develope our food provision/dining area

    Show service users the meal choices they have stimulating senses


    Give consideration to Moulded meals for blended meals

    Give consideration to the colour of crockery

    Develop pictorial menus

    Ensure food is fortified where necessary

    Maintain good levels of hydration and use guidance to avoid malnutrition and a poor nutritional status 

  • Life History

    We ensure we have a method of gaining as much knowledge about each person with dementias history and ensure all staff use this knowledge to help a person feel comfortable in their surrounding .We acknoledge the importance of Life History for our service users care


    Being implemented
  • Sensory Simulation

    We will make good use of music as a means of simulation ,use as many methods of stimulations as  possible


  • Sensory Simulation

    We will make good use of music as a means of simulation ,use as many methods of stimulations as  possible


  • Knowledge for Relatives

    Provision of information for relatives and friends to help them understand and cope

    Use of AZ society web site and information                                                    Advertise and host dementia awareness sessions aimed at relatives and friends  

  • Communication

    Develop methods of communication for the   people with Dementia with speech and communication difficulties

    Ensure that a person with dementia is offered choices and is   asked for their input into their care needs where ever possible

    Being implemented
  • Promotion of RDAA an use of Resourse

    Regularly visit the Dementia action Alliance website

    Looking for information and good practice

    Use the website to share good practice