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Sefton New Directions

Sefton New Directions provides a range of health and social care services to people who have support needs due to learning disability, mental health diagnosis, physical disability, age related conditions (including dementia).

24 April 2018
North West
Care, Domiciliary Care, Health, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Sefton DAA

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?

New Directions supports people who have a dementia diagnosis so that they can continue living at home; our support enables family members to work and or  have a  break from their caring responsibilities. Focussing on the individual we work in a person centred way to provide a high quality, flexible and responsive service that enables the person to live as independently as possible whilst retaining choice and control.

Through our work we will continue to raise awareness of dementia.  This will include offering awareness training to  our own staff and other front line staff (such as shop workers, bank staff, emergency service staff) who may have contact with individuals and families living with dementia.  Our aim is to develop and sustain dementia friendly and aware communities.

We will support people living with dementia, their families and carers by seeking their views as to how we can best support them to promote independence and stay living at home. This will include signposting people, their families and carers to other providers and organisations to complement the support services that New Directions provides.  This will include therapists, support groups and other professionals.

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

Availability of resources to provide/purchase services

Limited or no awareness of services available by those who need them

Reluctance of family members to accept support

Reluctance of local communities and businesses to develop their awareness of dementia

Challenging perceptions of services and dementia

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