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Peaceful Place

We are a local charity set up in 1996 to provide support for people living with young onset dementia. We provide day services 5 days a week including transport and meals. We also provide advocacy support and carers support groups.

Updated:
15 March 2019
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Health
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

Peaceful Place day service offers the opportunity for adults with young onset dementia to take part in a wide range of stimulating and age appropriate activities in a safe and friendly environment. At the same time carers benefit from often much needed respite.

Information given around rights and entitlements. Raising the awareness of dementia in younger people is also important to the charity.

Providing advocacy support and enabling people to remain at home for as long as possible.

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

Diagnosis for younger people is still difficult and can take years.  

There is also little information or support within the care sector for anyone of this age group living with dementia.

Funding to help with care costs can also be a challenge and upsetting for individuals.

Member website

www.peacefulplace.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Promote and Deliver Support Groups

    Continue to run Support Groups in the local area , to start new support groups  to enable as many people as possible to access them. Arrange guest speakers and provide appropriate information. Deliver Dementia Friend sessions and promote the free advocacy service.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Continue to develop day centre service to meet the needs of current and future members

    Empowering and encouraging people to continue to live their lives to the fullest, offering new experiences and supporting any challenges that they may face.

     Supporting members to complete art and craft projects, attend outings and stimulate their mental, physical and social skills.

    To continue to promote and support our important life story work, encouraging people to record important information about themselves and their loved ones. This information can be shared among health professionals along your dementia journey .

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Continuing to being committed to improving peoples lives.

  • Offering information and training opportunities for carers of young people living with dementia

    Being able to offer all sorts of information and including Carers and loved ones in appropriate training opportunities in order to empower them to support in the right way and understand better the challenges of living with someone with young onset dementia.

    Training including Dementia Friends, Virtual Dementia Tour, Moving and Handling etc.

    Giving people the tools they need to continue their caring role.

    Status:
    Being implemented