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Jewish Care, Camden

Jewish Care is committed to achieving better outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers. The organisation is committed to excellence in delivering frontline services with a person centred approach. Our Community support and social work service, which is divided into key regional areas, enables us to makes a meaningful difference to members lives, with dignity and choice. Within this service Jewish Care have a dedicated Arts, Disability and Dementia team who work closely with those living with dementia, along with educating staff and volunteers at our specialised dementia day centres. Our family carers team provides emotional support, information and practical advice and will advocate for those caring for a relative or friend living with dementia. Jewish Care’s Helpline, is our confidential helpline which provides advice, support and guidance to those in the Jewish community, along with offering over 70 services.

Updated:
22 June 2017
Location:
London, South East
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Camden Dementia Action Alliance, Westminster 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 dedicated to working in a multi-disciplinary way, working closely with CCG’s, Local authorities and other agencies. Jewish Care are committed to develop creative and art based projects to enhance activities for people living with dementia. Memory Way Cafés are a Jewish Care initiative where carers and their family or friend living with dementia can enjoy activities in a social, relaxed and confidential environment.

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

Funding- Need to lobby for appropriate funding for all services. The difference in cost for a specialist dementia day centre is significantly higher than a day in the community centre and may encourage people to attend community centres for a longer time, when their care needs may have changed.

Acceptance – For people who have been diagnosed with dementia to accept the diagnosis and for family members to accept they may become the carer or that their family or friend person living with dementia needs to be cared for.

Awareness – Ensuring people with dementia and their carers are aware of Jewish Care’s dementia support services available to them, and are able to easily access the support that can be tailored to their needs. Ensuring the wider community are aware of the wide variety that Jewish Care offers- including GP Surgeries, local authorities, synagogues, welfare officers.

Understanding – Learning to understand the needs behind people’s requirements for respite places and to provide facilities to match.

Educating – Not only family members but staff and volunteers through in house training, focusing on a person centred approach which meets the framework pathways.

Palliative Care -The challenge to be able to provide end of life palliative care for people with dementia, who live in our care homes.

Member website

www.jewishcare.org

2. Actions

  • Working closely with Local Authorities

    Jewish Care has a dedicated central locality social work team who will continue to work closely with Local Authorities in the Camden Area to advocate on behalf of people living with dementia in this area.  We strive to manage our services efficiently to ensure people are offered the best services possible for their money. We pledge to continue to create links within the community to enhance our values of strengthening community and creating meaningful lives.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Be an advocate for those who need us

    Jewish Care will continue to lobby for appropriate funding to provide relevant and high standard services to people with dementia and their carers. Whenever possible we will endeavor to lobby politicians, at local and national levels, and commissioners that good dementia care requires and is given a realistic budget.  In accordance with the personalization agenda, we will endeavor to educate people on the true cost of high quality dementia services.  Jewish Care's campaign and fundraising department will continue to highlight services for people with dementia as a high priority with potential funders and benefactors.

    Status:
    Delivery

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