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Age UK Carlisle and Eden

Our mission is to promote the contributions older people make to society and to promote their interests. We work with and for older people in Carlisle and Eden to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Updated:
8 December 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Charity
Local Alliances:
Carlisle 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?

Within Age UK Carlisle and Eden day services, we design the group around the members needs, we enable staff to pass on knowledge to help members and families get help when and if they need it. Our groups have a supportive environment where members are valued and feel part of Age UK Carlisle and Eden's day service family.

We are committed to helping our members, our volunteers, our staff and the public to make choices about their own lives. Age UK funds research into cognitive ageing via 'The Disconnected Mind' project at the University of Edinburgh.

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

The challenges of delivering these out comes for Age UK Carlisle and Eden are:

  • The rural location of some of our Clients/members
  • Ensuring views are taken into account when communication is difficult. Due to confidence/communication of client member views are not verbalised.
  • Maintaining social /relationships

2. Actions

  • Age UK Carlisle and Eden

    To ensure our staff and majority of our volunteers are Dementia Friends.To put a sign in the window of our shops and offices, informing people we are Dementia Freinds. Ensure our Dementia pack is upto date and current and passed to all new clients when appropriate.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Dec 2016 - New member 

  • Publicly promote our involvement in Carlisle DAA, Dementia Friends and related initiatives

    We will put a sign in the window of our shops and offices to help inform people we are part of the Dementia Action Alliance and are Dementia Friends, aiming to breakdown stigma about dementia in the community. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Dec 2016 - New member 

  • Review and update our dementia support pack

    We will ensure our Dementia pack is up to date and that we keep it current. Staff will continue to make sure the pack is passed to all new clients when appropriate.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Dec 2016 - New member