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C.A.R.E. (Herefordshire) CIC

We hold positive attitudes towards 'Ageing with Confidence'. We believe when older generations are engaged in social activities, it helps promote positive mental health, building on self- confidence, thus, empowering older people to live healthier, happier lives. Our social purpose is to embrace, enhance, and promote quality of life through social engagement with planned 'Ageing well' activities as to enable our independent elderly remain independent in their own homes. Establishing a Community Social Hub and Activity centre in the local community will assist to form local community circles through social community activities; promoting a sense of well- being, a sense belonging, a sense of feeling valued, whilst feeling socially connected. The community dementia friendly cafè being a social venue aims to engage its local residence around breakfast/ lunch club programmes. Our endeavours are aimed to promote healthy eating, promoting an understanding of balanced life- styles with an opportunity to meet up with old friends whilst making new ones.

Updated:
26 April 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Communication, Community organisations, Health, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Local DAA Members, Hospitality, Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Herefordshire 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?

C.A.R.E. (Herefordshire) CIC is dedicated to improving the lives of local carers by providing quality information and practical support. Our aim is to provide trained Carer Support Workers who will undertake a 'Statutory Carers Assessment' with any carer if they are feeling isolated and lonely. We will be there to listen and offer support. We will deliver a free newsletter which will help carers keep up to date with local and national carers issues, and to inform them of their rights. We will provide training workshops to help with carers to cope with stress and to provide them with practical information on moving and handling, first aid and stress management. C.A.R.E. will provide weekly drop-in/support groups and run events throughout the year.

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

Funding to deliver and develop specialist services for people with dementia, ensuring that we are person- centred in the way we engage with individuals, and that our support helps them live well with dementia. The challenges to deliver our outcomes from the perspective of our company. Increasing awareness and understanding of dementia amongst our staff, volunteers and community residents. How to ensure that our services are accessible and inclusive to people with dementia and their carers. Securing funding to allow us to continue to deliver and develop services and training which will help and support people with dementia and their carers. Developing experts on dementia friendly designs. We will be committed to offering good quality, tailored awareness training to our staff and volunteers, so to ensure that people with dementia and their carers can approach C.A.R.E. 'Herefordshire' with the confidence that their needs will be understood.

2. Actions

  • Improving and developing services

    ·         Actively look for opportunities to bid for funds that will enhance our support services that will be available to people with dementia; influencing funding streams that support dementia friendly communities

    ·         Promote the local dementia framework that supports and delivers services which imbed the culture of respect and dignity and transparency

    ·         Work with health partners to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia

    ·         Work in partnership to inform, develop and improve services that promote dementia

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Provide information

    ·         Maintain our website to include ' dementia friendly' services and Activities

    ·         Include dementia related information and services in our bi- monthly newsletter

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Training and support

    ·         Provide support on dementia issues via our training programmes

    ·         Educate and train our staff, volunteers and members

    ·         Promote best practice

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    The Director of Services has now completed the training to become a Dementia Champion and is Leading The Golden Valley to become a Dementia friendly community, she is going to be delivering these sessions to local groups.

    Any new staff, members or volunteers will also be having the information Session, to create more Dementia friends, and to have a better understanding of someone living with Dementia.

  • Promote independence

    Enable people with dementia to continue to live well both at 'home’ and their community. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member