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At Forestcare we help people to stay safe and retain independence in their own homes. Part of Bracknell Forest Council, we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are accredited with TSA and will be registered with CQC. As Forestcare offer a 24/7 service we are able to offer care services when other care providers finish. The purpose of the care provided by Forestcare is to support individuals who choose to remain in the comfort and security of their own homes and to help them live as independently as possible by supporting them in emergency situations. We envisage that our out of hour’s service will help to reduce unnecessary hospital admission and delayed discharges. We respond promptly and we keep our customers updated on the progress of their requests.

8 December 2016
South East
Care, Domiciliary Care, Emergency Services Sector, Telecare
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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?

Forestcare assist individuals with remaining as independent as possible. We offer assistive technology to enable people to remain in their own homes and to continue to undertake everyday tasks such as going  for a walk via out technologies. We offer emergency care calls to individuals too which offers re-assurance to themselves and their families.

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

Challenges to delivering outcomes include awareness of the products that are available to individuals.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Hold as Dementia Friends session on the 29th September 2016 for all staff to raise awareness within the organisation.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Dementia Friends Champion

    Nominate 2 members of staff to become dementia friends champions in order to deliver the dementia friends sessions internally and to any new starters

    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Dementia Friendly Ways Of Working

    Reviewing all business practices to ensure that dementia is at the heart of all all practices, procedures and training within the organisation to best serve customers.

    Being implemented

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action