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Driving Miss Daisy Kingswood

Driving Miss Daisy is a companion driving service. We are a trusted caring service offering much more than just transportation. Many of our customers are living with dementia and all our drivers are dementia friends. We offer our customers independence and peace of mind and really care about making every journey a pleasure.

10 January 2019
South East
Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Schools, Social Care, Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Banstead Dementia Action Alliance, Surrey 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 are making local organisations, care providers, community centres aware of our service as we want to reach out to as many people living with dementia.  We know that taking people out whether it be on an outing, out for a walk or to a community centre will help their wellbeing. We treat all our customers with dignity and respect and aim to make our time spent with them as enjoyable as possible.

We aim to keep up to date with information and development into dementia research so that we can support our customers and their families/careres as best as we are able.

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

Time - we make sure we allow enough time when picking customers up and taking them home so they remain relaxed.  

Reaching everyone affected by dementia that would benefit from our service - we are continuing to grow our network.

There is so much information now about dementia which is great, the challenge is keeping up with it all but we are commited to continuing our education.

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