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MHA Pilgrims Court

We offer care homes, housing with care and sheltered housing for older people which places a value on spiritual as well as physical health and well-being in later life. We create opportunities for older people, of all faiths and none, to gain peace, fulfilment and meaning in their lives.

8 February 2017
North East
Care, Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Jesmond 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?

We aim to be a place where people living with dementia and their carers are welcome to come to our coffee mornings every Monday or Saturday where they will find a staff team with dementia training who can offer reassurance.

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

We cannot foresee any difficulties at this time.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    A number of residents have attended a Dementia Friends session delivered through Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance and all staff have taken the three day course delivered by MHA (Methodist Homes Association) in conjunction with Bradford University

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness Raising

    We will display the JDAA Newsletter in our entrance hall to raise awareness to both staff and residents about the activities of the JDAA and the various events and services that are available to support people living with dementia and their carers. We will also display the “Alzheimer’s Society Customer Facing Staff Guide”  in our staff room.

    Being implemented
  • Provide Facilities

    We can offer a quiet room for any visitors or carers who may need some quiet time to gather their thoughts and calm down.

    Being implemented