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The Good Care Group

The Good Care Group is a professional National provider of high quality home care that enables people to stay living safely and happily in their own home, with dignity, choice and independence. We are proud to say that we are one of the only care providers dedicated to live-in care to be rated “Outstanding” by the CQC.

Updated:
17 December 2019
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care, Domiciliary Care, Health, Medical, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Westminster Dementia Action Alliance, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance, Camden Dementia Action Alliance, Haringey Dementia Action Alliance, Barnet 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 Good Care Group is already a national DAA member, Surrey DAA and Kent DAA member. Given we also cover the area of London it made sense to learn from the actions we embed at these levels to a local level. By offering a support and advice service we can build on feedback from people to enable more support for them. 

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

Ensuring regular marketing awareness of community services and support from local volunteers to keep services running effectively and efficiently.

Member website

www.thegoodcaregroup.com

2. Actions

  • Run local dementia community services

    Run local groups offering support and advice for those diagnosed with dementia and their carers. Work alongside another organisations to support a local dementia resource centre

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Become a Demenita Friends Champion

    Act as a dementia friends champion in the community and deliver dementia friends information sessions.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Campaign for better care for peole living with dementia

    A campaign to support earlier identification and treatment of urinary tract infections to keep people well at home and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions

    A review of falls risks and development of a falls management tool kit to help managers and carers reduce the risk of falling in people with dementia

    A more clinical service, working closely with NHS and private clinicians to offer a more holistic and joined up service which meets medical as well as social care needs. Particularly focussing on excellent in home palliative care for people with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • The Good Care Group

    Testimonial

    TGCG is made up of passionate, driven people who are committed to changing the provision of care to older people, enabling as many as possible to stay in their own homes

     

    Status:

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    new action

  • Home focus

    We are a option for people wanting to stay at home, we will have a more clinical service, working closely with NHS and private clinicians to offer a more holistic and joined up service which meets medical as well as social care needs. Particularly focussing on excellence in home palliative care for people with dementia. 

    Status:

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    new member action

  • Risk assessment for falls

    We are doing a review of falls risks and development of a falls management tool kit to help managers and carers reduce the risk of falling in people with dementia

    Status:

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    new member action

  • Early diagnosis

    We are supporting a campaign to support earlier identification and diagnosis especially treatment of urinary tract infections to keep people well at home and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    new action