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Willow Court - Ancor Housing- Rotherham

Willow Court is a retirement scheme in Wath upon Dearn offering a variety of properties for rent to people over 55 The property is situated close to Rotherham and has local shops and local doctors in walking distance. We have a wide range of facilities including a communal lounge a guest room, a garden with seating area and an onsite laundry and 6 parking spaces. We have a reputation built up over 45 years and the values of a not for profit sector. Anchor is a specialist and trusted provider of housing and support for older people .

2 September 2016
Housing Sector
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?

We are aware of the increasing number of people in society who are developing dementia.

We aim to be inclusive and assist people with dementia to live well and independently at Willow Court for as long as possible.

We also realise that people may develop dementia during their time in the scheme so we will look for signs and provide support and guidance to anyone worried about their memory.  

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

We are a small team and  a person with dementia may get to a point that we can not provide the level of support they now need at this point we may have to encourage them to leave ,this will be a difficult time for all concerned.

Other residents at Willow Court may not be as tolerant of the illness and this offers challenges 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends and Dementia Awareness

    All the members of the team will  sign up as a dementia friend on line and I will encourage other people to do so, we will wear my Dementia friends badge to raise awareness of the Dementia Friends initiative.

    I will if appropriate host a dementia awareness session for tenants and their families , - to promote understanding and tolerance within the scheme.