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Home Instead Senior Care - Ipswich

We are a homecare provider, specialising in looking after people with memory problems. Our aim is to support people to live independently in their own home.

5 January 2017
East of England
Local Alliances:
Felixstowe Dementia Action Alliance , Ipswich 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?

Our aim is to a provide people with person centred care plan to enable them to continue to live independently the way they wish to. In delivering Dementia Friends sessions to all of our staff along with City and Guilds professional certificate, we have  raised awareness and empowered our staff to support people with dementia effectively. We have two dementia champions in our organisation. This also supports the local community and other family members, enabling them to come to us for information and support. To date, we have created over 500 Dementia Friends in our community.

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

Time is the main challenge.

Member website

Home Instead Ipswich

2. Actions

  • Expanding dementia friends Sessions.

    Enabling access to all our caregivers to participate in a Dementia Friends session.

  • Language

    Change our language in care plans to be more dementia friendly, such as not using the word "suffer".. To be more person centred.

  • Fiddle Blankets

    Caregivers are making these blankets for peple living with dementia.