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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT)

SSSFT provides mental health care and treatment in inpatient and community including all age dementia services.

10 August 2016
West Midlands
Local Alliances:
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 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?

SSSFT provide dementia care across South Staffordshire and Shropshire and we would like to also be a part of making our areas more dementia friendly.

We are looking to network and share ideas with Third Sector organisations and other care providers. We will also work with the Health Economy Dementia Steering group to take this forward.

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

Challenges include continuing to develop a high quality service with the current financial constraints across Health and Social Care.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We are rolling out Dementia Friends sessions for staff –this is ongoing – we have so far completed this for admin staff.

    We will also encourage staff to become Dementia Friends Champions in order to deliver sessions internally.


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Communities

    We are working with partners in the local community to make Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin more dementia friendly.

    We will share work that has been done in Telford schools to teams in Shropshire, and will be working with churches in Shropshire to develop dementia friendly communities.


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Specialist Dementia Services

    Our services are designed to provide diagnosis and support. We have specialist Memory Services which provide cognitive and functional assessments for individuals where there are concerns over memory or where there is an established diagnosis of dementia. We are working locally to achieve and maintain the national targets of dementia diagnosis.

    We also have a Home Treatment Team which is designed to support people with dementia to stay independent on their homes and communities for as long as possible. We are working with other providers to enable this to happen.

    Additionally we provide support through group activities in the community such as Memory Lane, Ludlow. For Younger people with dementia we provide a men’s group, a Ladies who Lunch group, carer’s groups and Als Café . We have been accredited by the Memory Service National Accreditation Programme by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Telford and Wrekin and we are applying for accreditation for Central, North and South Shropshire . We will continue to provide Cognitive Stimulation groups across the county and we are also providing this individually to carers.


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Service User Involvement

    The memory service and home treatment team actively supports user involvement in the development of the service. There is a Chorus Group which meets at The Redwoods Centre once a month to which local service users are encouraged to attend and supported to do so if they should wish. There is also a service user “Listen and Respond” event held annually. We encourage service users and carers to also complete satisfaction surveys.


    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member