The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

The Trust provides a free home security service for the elderly and disadvantaged, due to a physical or mental disability, living in Wiltshire and Swindon who are, have been, or are at risk of becoming, victims of house crime and domestic abuse and violence.

21 June 2017
Local Alliances:
Amesbury Community Area, Bradford on Avon, Calne Community Area , Chippenham and Rural Parishes Dementia Action Alliance, Corsham Community Area, Devizes Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Malmesbury Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Melksham Community Area, Royal Wootton Bassett, Salisbury Community Area, Tidworth Community Area , Trowbridge Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Warminster Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Swindon Dementia Action Alliance, Pewsey Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Marlborough Community Area 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?

The Trust has had a long relationship already with helping people affected by dementia and we would like to continue this association by becoming a member of the Swindon and Wiltshire DAAs.

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

We will measure our effectiveness by ensuring all staff are Dementia Friends. We will also monitor the number of visits we make to people with dementia and the service we provide for them.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that all staff become Dementia Friends .

  • Protecting the vulnerable

    Respond to referrals from police or local partners to visit the home of a person living with dementia to ensure that the premises are as secure as possible and give full crime prevention advice.

  • Communication

    Communicate clearly with people with dementia and to leave them with advice and instructions in written form too.