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Niche Day Hub

WE OFFER DAY SERVICES FOR ADULTS MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND SOON TO BE WEEKENDS TOO. THE DAY SERVICE SUPPORTS CARERS TO TAKE A BREAK AND FOR THEIR LOVED ONE A FEW DAYS A WEEK, AND/OR FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TO HAVE SOME SOCIAL CONTACT AND TAKE PART IN ACTIVIES, WE OFFER SINGING, CRAFTS, QUIZZES/ BRAIN TRAINING, RELAXATION AND FOR THE LADIES WE PAINT NAILS. NICHE ALSO PROVIDE HOMECARE.

Updated:
27 June 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care
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?

NICHE SUPPORTS CARERS WEEKLY TO TAKE A BREAK AND PROVIDES A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN IN ACTIVITIES AND MAKE FRIENDS.

NICHE HAVE WELL TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED STAFF WHO UNDERSTAND AND CARE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND.

NICHE ALSO PROVIDE TRANSPORT

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

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE NICHE HAVE A GOOD SKILLS MIX AND CAN OFFER A VARIETY OF SERVICES, SUPPORT, ACTIVITIES, PERSONAL CARE, CARER SUPPORT.

SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE FACE ARE AND HAVE BEEN COORDINATING TRANSPORT.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Knowledge

    Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Judge each staff group and assess training requirements – access training though RMBC Bronze to Platinum dementia training.

    Ensure that Dementia Awareness training is a mandatory requirement of all staffs training requirements at a suitable level appropriate for the role of each employee.

    Ensure that the principles of behaviour as a means of communication are acknowledged and understood by all.

    Ensure staff have knowledge of resources that could help families and promote use of them where appropriate

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure all staff sign up as dementia friends and encourage them to cascade their knowledge into the surrounding community and their own net works

    Have a dementia Friends champion to cascade and sustain the dementia friend commitment 

    Status:
    Planning
  • Personal Choices

    Ensure that a person with dementia is offered choices and is asked for their input into their care needs where ever possible

    Develop methods of communication for the people with Dementia with speech and communication difficulties 

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Dementia Friendly Physical Enviroments

    Make staff aware of the importance of  about dementia friendly environments and have a knowledge base                                       -

    AZ society booklet Have knowledge of the leaflet Making your home dementia friendly

      

    Status:
    Planning
  • Food Provision

    Food provision

    Show service users the meal choices they have available  to stimulate senses, smell, sight  

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Life History Knowledge

    We have a method of gaining as much knowledge about each person with dementias history and ensure all staff use this knowledge to help a person feel comfortable in their surrounding

    Encourage families to give and record information about the person – suggest use of  THIS IS ME   

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Stimulation

    Reminiscence – Making use of items and pictures to help a person feel comfortable and engage with them 

    Make good use of music as a means of simulation and to make the pe

    Use as many methods of stimulations as possible

    Using all the sensory  methods possible rson more relaxed and engaged

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Signposting

    Sign post (with consent )to other organisations to ensure families live as well with dementia as possible

     have knowledge of services

    Promote engagement with Dementia Support workers  and

     CRISP- Carers information and support programme

    Hold a stock and provide copies of suitable  AZ society leaflets and distribute when appropriate

    Status:
    Planning
  • Herbert Propocol

    Gain Knowledge about and introduce

     the Herbert protocol and cascade details about this to families

    ( in information gathering tool to ensure families have relevant information to hand if a person goes missing )

    Status:
    Planning
  • SYFR Parnerships

    Become Partners with SYFR ensuring you promote and refer customers living with dementia (with their consent )for a home safety check to keep them living safely

    Ensure all staff are aware of the partnership and have had the guidance available from SYFR 

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Section on website

    Have  a Dementia Support section on our  website to have useful links for resources and support as supplied by RDAA and any additional resources that would be helpful to families

    Status:
    Planning
  • Prmotion of RDAA

    Promote the concept of Dementia Action Alliance into the community and to all /any suitable businesses

    that the staff group  are involved with

    Follow RDAA on social media to raise more awareness of the alliance work

    Status:
    Planning
  • Community Links

    Develop links within the community – faith groups churches, schools,Guides, Brownie and Scouts and Cubs ,any other suitable community group .

    To improve community knowledge and to enhance the lives of the service users    

    Status:
    Planning