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Purple Balm (Plymouth)

Through our work within the care sector, Purple Balm has gained a reputation for providing quality staff that receive exceptional training in the mandatory skills of caring for people. We have worked with many sectors, understanding that aspects of our training are needed by others. Recognising this, we have developed our own training facilities within our local offices and a training team that can assist with all aspects of training from delivering mandatory subjects such as health and safety, infection control and basic food hygiene to working with organisations to provide bespoke training from shop floor to management levels. Our training team works to provide the right solution for businesses; this may be from a member of staff attending a course at our facilities to providing a complete training intervention at our organisation's site.

Updated:
15 December 2015
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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 Devon nursing and care agency with branches in Exeter, Plymouth and Newton Abbot, many of our clients have dementia. We support clients and their families in their own home.

In order to give the best support and care for our clients, we provide our staff with excellent training opportunities including dementia awareness.

Purple Balm also offers training to external clients such as; care homes, other agencies, corporate businesses and charities. We are able to develop staff awareness of Dementia to a wide audience across the whole of Devon.

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

Delivering to more diverse organisations has shown us that companies are now meeting customers with dementia in their everyday transactions. The challenge here is how to support them fully and help them gain an understanding of their new customer group.

Member website

www.purplebalm.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Two members of staff to become Dementia champions

    Two members of staff to attend the Dementia champions training in Exeter (December 2015).

    Status:
    Completed

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raising awareness in the business community

    Organise and host a 2nd Dementia Conference in Devon in February 2016. Inviting the business community and raising awareness of how they can support customers with Dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia awareness for staff

    Deliver Dementia Friends awareness sessions for our staff in Exeter, Plymouth and Newton Abbot (Jan/Feb/Mar 2016).

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member