What are cookies?

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

This site only uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org

If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by the Dementia Action Alliance, please contact the Secretariat, c/o Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE.

Accept and continue

Shropshire Partners in Care

Shropshire Partners in Care (SPIC) is a representative organisation for all providers of adult care across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Updated:
10 August 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

Shropshire Partners in Care (SPIC) is a representative organisation for all providers of adult care across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. We represent 93% of all independent sector providers and have voluntary sector providers, people in receipt of their own budgets and some providers of Healthcare.

Our role is to work in partnership with organisations to support care providers to deliver a quality service, with a trained, competent workforce using current information and National and Local best practice models to develop services.

We promote local priorities’ e.g. assistive technology which is marketed to the care sector and providers are encouraged to integrate its use to support independence, dignity and respect within their organisations.We submit bids to facilitate or provide training initiatives’ across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to an independent sector workforce of 8900. Safeguarding is a key priority for our organisation and we deliver:

  • Adult protection training, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty training
  • Offer support, guidance and signposting.
  • Develop leadership in dementia services
  • Facilitate meetings between partner organisations to work collaboratively on projects or training programmes.

We promote the Skills for Care dementia pathway to provider organisations and manage the funds to subsidise the cost of gaining the qualifications.

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

The current financial climate is uncertain and working with partner organisations can be difficult as restructures, new structures e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups take shape and the opportunity to form relationships is in the early stages. Priorities and commissioning intentions are unknown which leaves Provider organisations vulnerable to budget cuts and National and Local agendas that can be difficult to deliver.

Working in partnership is the key to providing and improving services and that takes commitment from all parties.

Locally we are agreeing a training dementia framework  but a National framework that this would map into would help support funding opportunities and provide a consistent approach as well as influence contractual criteria between partner organisations.

2. Actions

  • Work in partnership to inform, develop and improve services

    SPIC intends to continue to work in partnership to inform, develop and improve services. Collaboration will form the basis of all future work  streams and projects.

    Status:
  • Educate and train the independent sector workforce

    SPIC intends to educate and train the independent sector workforce.

    Status:
  • Promote best practice

    SPIC intends to promote best practice to all services both National and local examples.

    Status:
  • Promote the local dementia framework

    SPIC intends to promote the local dementia framework and support organisations to deliver services embedded in a culture of respect and dignity and transparency.

    Status:
  • Work with health partners to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia

    SPIC intends to work with health partners to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia.

    Status:
  • Enable people with dementia to stay at “home” for as long as possible

    SPIC intends to enable people with dementia to stay at “home” for as long as possible and where possible to receive excellent end of life care through training and collaborative working.

    Status:
  • Develop leaders of dementia services

    SPIC intends to develop leaders of dementia services.

    Status:
  • Up-skill support workers with low level clinical skills

    SPIC intends to up-skill support workers with low level clinical skills and promote the Liverpool Care Pathway and Gold Standard Framework.

    Status:
  • Facilitate meetings to support better relationships

    SPIC intends to facilitate meetings to support better relationships with partner organisations, network opportunities and co-productivity.

    Status:
  • Disseminate information to and from organisations

    SPIC intends to disseminate information to and from organisations through the website, newsletters and forum meetings.

    Status:
  • Represent the sector with all partner organisations

    SPIC intends to represent the sector with all partner organisations across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

    Status:
  • Actively look for opportunities to bid for funds

    SPIC intends to actively look for opportunities to bid for funds that will enhance the services available to people with dementia.

    Status: