Home Instead Senior Care Wigan & Leigh
We aim to promote independence to our clients by offering a range of person centred services to our clients to enable them to remain in their own home for as long as possible. These range from companionship, medication reminders , stimulating activities , housekeeping, shopping to personal care etc. In order to meet such a diverse range of needs of our clients, we would work together with local organisations and charities. These may be public funded or private services but we provide wide range of information and allow our clients and family members to have informed choices to make their own judgement.
- 28 November 2016
- North West
- Domiciliary Care
- Local Alliances:
- Wigan 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 are a national home care provider aiming to promote independence of our clients living with dementia to be living in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. At Home Instead we have two roles, being a community driver and also being a passionate care deliverer. As a community driver, we have been giving many free training sessions to family carers and members of the communities, last year on a national level we have trained over 10,000 family carers and members of the communities in promoting dementia awareness and how to support someone with dementia. We have also partnered with a national Charity Think Jessica to promote scam and fraud awareness on national level.
On a home care provider front, we have developed our own in house Dementia Care training which is accredited by City and Guilds. All our caregivers will be in the progress of undergoing retraining to become Dementia Friends. Our aim is to reduce stigmatism in the general community not just in the social care sector but more in the retail arena and in sectors where there is little to do with care sector and where there will be many opportunities for people with dementia and their carers will encounter on a day to day level. Key members of our staff are already recently trained Dementia Friend Champions.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The greatest difficulties are ignorance and lack of general awareness about dementia. Recent news and media have helped people starting to talk about dementia but this is only the beginning, more needs to be done in order to gain wide support from different parts of the communities to work together in a cohesive manner. There is still a big "stigmatism" in the word Dementia. We need to reach further into the touch points where people with dementia and their carers will face on day to day level e.g. shopping centres, retail shops, supermarkets , buses, train stations etc. There is a high need for making even more people aware of the importance it has with the increasing number of people living with dementia in Britain.
Practice of inclusion
We will support those who have or support those with dementia to seek other help where needed, and people with dementia will feel included in their community, be more independent and have more choice and control over their lives.
There will be an awareness campaign in Wigan and Leigh to to give the general public can gain an understanding and awareness about dementia.
- Being implemented
We will provide a support group for our clients' families and friends
- Being implemented