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Victim Support - Rotherham

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Last year we offered support to more than one million victims of crime. Victim Support provides the Homicide Service, supporting people bereaved through murder and manslaughter, and runs more than 100 local projects which tackle domestic violence, antisocial behaviour and hate crime, help children and young people and deliver restorative justice. The charity has around 1,100 staff and more than 3,000 volunteers. - See more at: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/what-we-do/who-we-are#sthash.moISGD0W.dpuf

Updated:
6 January 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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 crime can affect anyone we feel it is important to work with other organisations to gain knowledge and skills required to support a victim with dementia. Through our membership of the Alliance we will be enable to network more widely and enhance the services we offer to people living with dementia and their carers.

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

As our organisation is dependent on its services being delivered by volunteers we have to overcome the difficulty of managing our volunteers time and other commitments in order for them to attend training sessions.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness Training for staff and volunteer

    We will commit to attending a dementia awareness training session in order to be more supportive for our clients living with dementia.

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Signposting of Dementia Services

    We will hold information which will enable us to signpost people with dementia to access relevant services. This will enhance the service we offer to our clients and in addition we will commit to promoting our service to other alliance members. We will provide information to clients in all our work environments including court

    Status:
    Being implemented