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Anchor - Keswick

We have been helping older people get the best out of life since 1968 and are proud the Anchor Group has become England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over 55s.

Updated:
27 March 2017
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Keswick 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?

I would like to become a DAA member in order to learn more how to help and support those with dementia and their families, also to encourage other businesses in the town to do the same. 

Meeting other DAA members means we can all swap ideas and work together, also with professionals in the field, to establish exactly what will help those with dementia, and also discuss how to achieve this in our town.

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

Possibly set a date in the future with a target to having so many local businesses involved and having the Dementia Friendly sticker in their windows.  This would just be a first step, we could take this so much further.

Member website

http://www.anchor.org.uk/

2. Actions

  • Offer meeting space for the Local Dementia Action Alliance

    We can, at times, offer room facilities for meetings of the group.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Offering support to residents and their families

    Provide personalised support to residents with dementia and their families, working with other professionals to enable them to live independently in their homes as long as they wish to do so. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia friendly environments

    We are taking measures to help those with dementia in our schemes by using design principles and guidelines for decorating our communal areas.    

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Raise Awareness

    Liaise with local partners & communities in order to raise awareness around dementia friends sessions that we can deliver in our libraries.

    Status: