Tricuro is a new name as a provider of health and social care. We are a company wholly owned by Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Councils and employ over 1,500 staff. So whilst you may not have heard our name, you will know of our services which are delivered across the whole of Dorset. Our services include: • Residential • Reablement Services • Intermediate Care Services • Mobile Nights Service • Day Services • Shared Lives • Supported Living Services • Support Time and Recovery • Care Catering Services • Work Based Training Services • Supported Employment Services Our vision is ‘improving lives, building independence’ and this is the driver for all the services we deliver.
- 5 July 2018
- South West
- Local Authorities, Social Care, Health, Domiciliary Care, Telecare, Care
- Local Alliances:
- Dementia Friendly Bournemouth, Sherborne & District 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 working with three Local authorities – Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset. We are in partnership with Alzheimer’s society in developing a Dorset wide Dementia Action Alliance. We are represented on the Dorset Dementia Partnership board linking with health. Working locally promoting dementia friendly communities. We have set up a Dementia Focus group for Tricuro staff to be able to increase knowledge, practice and skills in promoting ‘Living well with dementia.’ We are in review of our day services looking at providing specialists dementia provisions. Links with Bournemouth University Dementia Institute in exploring research and engagement.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We are fully supportive of promoting services for people with Dementia. As a new company we are developing how these services are provided. We are building new and existing relationships with other organisations and partners across the service to improve provision for those with dementia. Within the coming year we will focus on further development of our day services through transformations. The challenges will be accommodating people with dementia and other adults with diverse needs in both urban and rural settings.
It is vital that we continue to work in promoting dementia friendly communities and supporting the ethos of ‘people living well with dementia’.
Work towards increasing the numbers of staff, volunteers and students in becoming dementia friends.
Increase staff becoming champions within the company. The champions to deliver dementia friends sessions within the different settings within the company.
To include dementia friends sessions to new starters to the company within their induction.
- Initial Scoping
To provide a dementia focus group for Tricuro staff
To provide support, discussion, development, review, explore practice issues and the opportunity to share good ideas with services across the company.
- Being implemented
To work in partnership with Local authorities and dementia friendly communities to support Dorset DAA and helping the county becoming dementia friendly.
To become part of the bigger picture in promoting Dementia friendly communities. Linking with the Dementia Action Alliance for Dorset. Support any projects that are set up in the local area such as the Dorset Police’s Dementia Safe Havens’.