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West Eaton – Leominster (Nursing and Residential Care)

West Eaton is a long established award winning home providing nursing and residential care for 33 residents in both single and double rooms over 2 floors. As a smaller, more personable home, it provides the highest quality of care 24 hours a day in a happy and homely environment.

Updated:
24 January 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Domiciliary Care, Health, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Dementia Friendly Leominster

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?

West Eaton wishes to support Dementia Friendly Leominster to implement, encourage and support actions in our local community which enable people and their carers to live well with dementia and to support awareness raising within our community.

We wish Leominster to be a place where people with dementia and carers, both residents and visitors, feel supported, safe and included.

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

Our first starting point is to help get organisations to sign up to the DAA. We, together with Dementia Friendly Leominster are trying to drive this forward but in essence we need to visit shops, business and services and explain what we are doing and encourage them to sign up.

Once we have this momentum which we believe will happen early in 2017 then we will be wishing to further engage with people with dementia and family carers. We have attended a couple of events with a stand/display but there has been limited engagement. We think this is because in a small market town people know each other and there may be some reluctance relating to stigma. We wish to break down any stigma and make Leominster truly dementia friendly.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will encourage existing staff and any new staff to attend a Dementia Friends session. Our Activity Co-ordinator will be attending the Dementia Friends Champion training early 2017 to enable sessions to be delivered internally. 

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Environments

    Continue to implement the latest design principles and guidelines covering homes, care environments and the wider environment to ensure West Eaton is dementia-friendly and a model of good practice.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Leominster Meeting Centre

    Continue linkage with Leominster Meeting Centre for people with dementia and carers. Part of this model of the Meeting Centre requires buy-in from local stakeholders and membership of the Advisory Group for the Centre includes representation from Leominster Town Council, NHS, local business, carers, people with dementia, voluntary organisations, GPs for example. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member