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Ethical Homecare Ltd

We are a small company offering a person centred service providing care and domestic support. We support people to live happily and independently in their own home for as long as they possibly can or want too. At Ethical Homecare we take pride in offering people the best service we possibly can. We appreciate the difference it can make to someone's life when we call in to help with tasks that can be difficult to manage on your own. Our aim is to make things easier, so people can feel more secure whilst keeping their independence. We treat our clients and their preferences with consideration and respect.

Updated:
16 October 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

At Ethical Homecare we are proud to say that we are already meeting some of the 7 outcomes that the DAA are trying to address with the nation. At Ethical Home Care we value all of our clients and we recognise that people living with Dementia may have different support needs. That is why we make sure our focus is on our clients, we will support you to make your own choices and decisions, by doing this we will help to design a unique package that supports our clients to life the life they choose.

To be able to carry on meeting these standards we are looking to continuously improve the services we offer. 

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

Even though we are a small organisation we want to reach out to as many people as possible and help them to develop their own knowledge and understanding of Dementia. This could be challenging to do when relying on an external source to provide training and awareness courses. This is why it would be beneficial if we could train and appoint our own Dementia Friends Champion. This way we could use our training facilities and offer Dementia Awareness sessions to members of the local community and to clients and their families/friends. The more people we can help to understand and become more aware of Dementia means that more opportunities will arise for us as an organisation to make improvements to our services.

Member website

www.ethicalhomecare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Improve staff awareness of Dementia

    1.         We would like to book a Dementia Awareness training session for staff by recruiting the help of a Dementia Champion. This would help to raise awareness and support people with dementia to receive a better standard/more personalised service of care.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Review the ways we support Clients with Dementia

    2.         We would like to review the way we support our clients with dementia taking a particular interest into the way we communicate information for upcoming reviews, appointments and staff changes. This would help to raise awareness and support people with dementia to receive a better standard/more personalised service of care.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Appoint our own Dementia Champion

    Appoint our own Dementia Champion so we can reach out to people in the community, people with dementia, families who support a member or friend with dementia. This would help to raise awareness and support people with dementia to receive a better standard/more personalised service of care. 

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Provide Training to the Community

    We have now appointed our own Dementia Champion so we can reach out to people in the community, people with dementia, families who support a member or friend with dementia. This will help to raise awareness and support people with dementia to receive a better standard/more personalised service of care. We have already provided dementia friendly courses for our staff and have planned dates for the course to be run free of charge for our community. 

    Status:
    Being implemented