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Wakefield Council - Flanshaw Lodge Care Home

We are a local authority care home whose aim is to enhance the quality of life for those who are living with dementia and who now need the support of paid carers 24hrs a day.

29 January 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Care, Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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?

For those living within the home we provide assistance where needed and support to continue to be as independent as possible. We provide placements for 20 permanent residents and 5 placements on an interim or respite basis. We provide support to families and carers who are dealing with stressful transition periods when their loved one maybe moving into the home. The support is on-going through the trajectory of the disease.

As well as physical support we try to enhance wellbeing through meaningful activities, ensuring everyone with in the home is treated as an individual and all actions are taken on a person centred approach.

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

The challenges we face are finding out the individuals current interests (as well as past interests which we are aware of through ‘Life History’ work) while taking into account the individual abilities of each person.  Developing an activity programme for the individual may also create challenges in being able to provide staff time to assist individuals meet these needs outside the home within the local community and matching the right member of staff with the individual in order to meet the need; encouraging family and friends to continue to be involved in the care and support of the individual and increase their understanding around dementia.

A further challenge in this area would be financing specific activities within and outside the home to meet individual needs and interests.

2. Actions

  • Find what is available in the community and third sector

    Network with external agencies, attend local community meetings; apply for grants as they become available.

    Initial Scoping

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Support family involvement

    Manager to arrange dementia friends session.

    Initial Scoping

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member