Home Freedom Partnership Mears Group plc
Mears provides high quality and flexible care for older and disabled people who want to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Mears’ friendly, expert local care teams help thousands of people to live independently in their own homes. We support people of all ages, including people with complex conditions such as dementia or a learning disability, or those just needing a little bit of extra help at home. All of our care services are regulated by either the Care Quality Commission, the Care Inspectorate or the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. This means we are inspected by an independent body on a regular basis. Mears consistently ranks amongst the best in terms of service quality.
- 19 May 2016
- East of England
- 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?
Through the Home Freedom Project in Stowmarket Mears is committed to offering support to those living with dementia by offering bespoke care packages, an individual point of contact to assist with signposting to other local groups/associations in the local community where support is available. In addition to this, Home Freedom also offers a weekly social event for adults including those with dementia and/or caring for those with dementia where they can join in a variety of activities such as reminiscing therapy, group games, talks from local speakers, together with the opportunity to attend clinics from the East of England Co-op such as FREE sight tests, hearing checks, bereavement support etc.
All supporting staff are Dementia friends.
The Home Freedom project also offers FREE home visits to discuss and assess what services through Mears and local community groups could be implemented to support independent living at home for as long as possible.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Raising external awareness of the unique and bespoke service the Home Freedom Project can offer.
The importance of our local partners understanding of the opportunity of the holistic approach Home Freedom can offer through referrals to a wide spectrum of services, (through Mears and established community partnerships), supporting the ability to live independently at home for longer.
Reaching out and responding to all who could benefit from the Home Freedom individual assessment service available.
Ensuring external resource information is maintained and updated for accuracy.