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Driving Miss Daisy - Keighley

Driving Miss Daisy is a safe, friendly and reliable companion driving service but we are more than just a transportation service. We offer people independence, peace of mind, a holistic caring approach and we are a family when family can't be there. Our vehicles are manual wheelchair accessible so suitable for everyone. All staff are DBS checked, first aid trained , licensed and are Dementia Friends. Driving Miss Daisy can help with:- Trips to the doctors, dentist, hairdresser, hospital appointments, and we can stay with you if required, anything really. Full assistance and support with grocery shopping, or retail. Social outings, day trips alone or with friends. In fact any activity that would bring a smile to some ones face.

Updated:
10 January 2019
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Communication, Hospitality, Recreation, Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Bradford District 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?

Driving Miss Daisy's ethos is "Were family when family can't be there". We can be of great support to those living with dementia and their families as all staff are Dementia Friends and our vehicles are bright blue, a colour often recognisable to people in the early stages of dementia.Our organisation will make a huge difference in the community as loneliness, disability, dementia and other diseases can cause unnecessary solitude for vast numbers of people. All of our duties are carried out in a compassionate and respectful manner to our clients and their families.

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

The challenges for Driving Miss Daisy are to build the brand and make people and organisations aware of the services we provide here in the North as it is already established in the South and to promote that we have an understanding of dementia.

2. Actions

  • Raise awareness amongst ourselves and staff

    All to become Dementia Friends

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Make our working environment more dementia friendly

    We are using vehicles which are bright blue in colour as this is often recognisable to people in the early stages of dementia.The vehicles are easy for people to get in and out of  and are wheelchair accessible.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Raise awareness amongst ourselves and staff

    All to become Dementia Friends

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Promote care, consideration, support and understanding for family and carers of people living with dementia.

    Allow carers time to express their worries and refer them on to services which can support them such as Alzheimer's Society.

    Ensure understanding, interaction and awareness to all affected by dementia ensuring safety at all times.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New Member