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Leading Lives

Leading Lives is an employee owned co-operative, we are not for profit delivery agency providing high quality support to people with learning disabilities including those with physical, multiple complex needs and autism, older people, young people in transition and family carers across Suffolk. We support and enable vulnerable people to lead full and active lives. Leading Lives also have two wellbeing services that support the older people, some have dementia.

25 February 2016
East of England
Social Care
Local Alliances:
Stowmarket 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?

All of our services offer person centred approaches enabling the individual to live the life they choose. 

We complete very detailed support plans for each individuals ensuring we take an hoslistic approach.  We also provide support and activities for people living with dementia and their partners/carers

We ensure all aims and objectives are SMART

Having one page profiles for all staff so that we can match staff to customers needs and wants.

 We will be hosting a tea party during Dementia Awareness week in May working with Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance


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

Time managment in all areas.

Ensuring the correct match with staff and individuals

Support plans are current and live

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Speak to training lead for company to see if signing up for Dementia Friends can be part of the induction training for all new staff. This will raise dementia awareness across all services.



    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Luncheon Club once a month

    Within the Community Hub we offer a monthly luncheon club that everyone is welcome to attend.

    We provide a home cooked 2 course meal and an activity in the afternoon this could include Bingo, quiz, singing.

  • Older Peoples' Wellbeing Service

    Our wellbeing service offers daytime support for the older person. We open five days a week, offering two levels of support depending on individuals identified needs.

    We are currently working on the refurbishment of the wellbeing room, this will enable us to increase our service offer.


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member