Manchester Carers Centre
Manchester Carers Centre is a small, local charity committed to changing the lives of unpaid carers in Manchester.
- 27 January 2014
- North West
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Manchester 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?
Manchester Carers Centre is a small, local charity committed to changing the lives of unpaid carers in Manchester. We provide carers with practical help and emotional support and offer a range of services which include; identification of carers and outreach services, learning and training opportunities, community drop-ins and activities, a carers’ breaks service and volunteering opportunities.
2) What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Limited resources both in terms of staff numbers and funding. Identifying hard- to- reach carers who are unable to access community outreach and drop-ins
Review Literature and Marketing
Review literature and marketing to ensure it is accessible to people with dementia.
Consult with people with dementia and their carers
Wherever possible consult with people with dementia and their carers to see how well our services meet their needs.
Develop Signposting Information
Ensure that we are able to offer an effective signposting service for carers of people with dementia by having up-to-date knowledge of local and national resources for people with dementia and their carers.
Improve dementia awareness amongst staff and volunteer group.