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Willmott Dixon Rotherham

Willmott Dixon Partnerships work in over 165,000 homes across the UK and deliver services to over 500,000 residents. We deliver a range of planned, preventative, cyclical and 24/7 responsive care to properties, which in the last 12 months alone has included 400,000 repairs, 10,000 voids, 25,000 planned installations (kitchens, bathrooms, rewires, central heating, windows, doors, roofing, walls, draining, environmental improvements) and 60,000 gas services. We also undertake gas and electrical certifications and produce EPCs. The main types of works/trades we directly deliver are: • Plastering • Plumbing • Gas • Electrical • Painting/Decorating • Carpentry/Joinery • Glazing • Roofing • Tiling • Bricklaying • Landscaping • Unlicensed asbestos removal

Updated:
29 April 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

We visit 21,000 council properties in Rotherham and we are involved with work to help engage and make a positive difference to our customers who may be socially isolated.

Having a greater degree of dementia knowledge and keeping dementia on our company agenda will be a very positive addition to the knowledge of our teams our              

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

We need to embed this knowledge into our training programmes so that is sustainable for years to come.

The estimated increasing numbers of people with Dementia make this an important task for our company to embrace               

 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Willmott Dixon will gain more knowledge about dementia cascading this knowledge within the work force from managers to front line staff.

    This will give our work force of 160 a greater awareness of the condition.

    This awareness will complement the work we are currently engaging with within partnership work with RMBC giving consideration to isolation and loneliness of the customers we come into contact with  

    We will embed dementia awareness in our induction / training programmes to ensure that this is knowledge available for our future employees. 

    We will consider asking staff to complete a short anonymous questionnaire as part of the sessions to gain an insight into our staffs knowledge about dementia and their own personal links and experiences to enable us to be a Dementia employer for our work force.

     

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friends and Dementia Friends Champions

    As part of the awareness raising our work force will become Dementia friends and will wear the DF badges to demonstrate to People with Dementia and their families our commitment to have a greater understanding of Dementia

    We will registering the Rotherham section of Willmott and Dixon as an organisation on the Dementia Friends web site to access the dementia knowledge videos as training aids .( Instructions attached)

    We will consider having a number of nominated Dementia Friends Champions to cascade this knowledge in the future.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Signposting

    We will gain knowledge about local support services to sign post our customers when it is appropriate.

    This knowledge may also be useful to our work force  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Becoming a Dementia Friendly Employer

    We will give consideration to our employees who may have family members who are living with dementia and provide support and signposting information that may assist them.

    Information linked to the number of employees affected by dementia may be sources from the questionnaires  

    We aim to help reduce the stigma linked to dementia by making our attitudes towards dementia known to our work force    

    We will refer to the Alzheimer’s society guidance about becoming a dementia friendly employer – summary attached

    Status:
    Planning
  • Promotion of RDAA

    We will promote RDAA to other organisations that we work with to ensure this work is cascaded and more people become members

    Status:
    Planning