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Bluebird Care (Braintree & Uttlesford)

Bluebird Care (Braintree & Uttlesford) is part of the trusted Bluebird Care network. We are passionate about providing high quality, professional and compassionate tailor-made care throughout the Braintree and Uttlesford Districts. We provide support to adults of all ages with services ranging from personal care, household tasks and companionship. We look after people with conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer's with respect and kindness. We assist people with a physical disability to keep their independence in any way they identify would be helpful to them. We deliver specialist care for people with learning disabilities. All our services are tailored to your specific needs. We aim to ensure that our customers maintain independence and dignity by being able to remain in their own homes happily and safely. Our ethos is good old-fashioned care with a ‘can-do’ attitude which has been built around a passion to deliver an excellent level of service.

Updated:
25 February 2016
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Health, Local DAA Members, Social Care, Telecare
Local Alliances:
Braintree 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?

Bluebird Care is committed to achieving better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers through our commitment to excellence in our services. We strive to work with person centred care packages enabling people to live in the comfort of their own home but ensuring they are in a safe and secure environment. We strive to provide individually tailored care plan and recognise that different people with dementia require different services. Our staff are highly trained and supported in the field. We actively work with CCG’s, district nurse teams, GPs, families, occupational therapists and any other organisations to achieve best practice in the care of the customer.

We are passionate about making sure our staff are trained effectively and supported when they are looking after people living with dementia. Equally important is the need to support the families and carer’s of our customers as many of them require respite or just someone to relieve some stress.

Bluebird Care is working towards providing a support network with community organisations to improve the quality of life of our dementia customers. This involves open communication between our staff, families and other organisations to make sure information is shared for the best outcome of the customer.

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

Establishing links to community organisations that are active in the life’s of our customers and keeping open that line of communication.

Encouraging family, friends and other groups to take an active role in care

Ensuring people with dementia are empowered to make decisions about their care and putting that into place to make sure they feel safe and secure. Setting up a support network for each customer and the continual sharing of relevant information within the network.

Challenging perceptions about people living with dementia and their ability to lead an independent life. Providing the support to allow people to make their own informed decisions.

2. Actions

  • Planning

    Join and attend the Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance

    Status:
    Completed
  • Appoint a Dementia Champion in the Organisation

    Appoint a dementia champion within our organisation who will actively seek to engage and teach people about dementia.

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Registered Manager is a Dementia Champion

  • Train staff in dementia awareness and the person-centred approach

    Train staff in dementia awareness and the person-centred approach, including all staff to undertake the Dementia Friends Initiative 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Offer Dementia Friends champion training to staff

    Offer Dementia Friends champion training to staff

    Status:
    Completed

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    Care Supervisor is now a Dementia Champion

  • To make Dementia Friends (DF) online awareness sessions mandatory for Bluebird Care Workers in Braintree and Uttlesford

    To make Dementia Friends (DF) online awareness sessions mandatory for Bluebird Care Workers in Braintree and Uttlesford

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Continue to be an active member of the DAA representing Bluebird Care (Braintree & Uttlesford)

    Continue to be an active member of the DAA representing Bluebird Care (Braintree & Uttlesford) 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Maintain awareness of and contribute to local and national dementia strategies

    Maintain awareness of and contribute to local and national dementia strategies through the Bluebird Care facebook and twitter page

    Status:
    Being implemented