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Home Instead Senior Care (Leeds and Wetherby)

We are an award winning home care company. Our caregivers are rigorously selected for their caring nature. Our clients receive the same caregiver. Our minimum care is 1 hour. Services include – companionship, personal care, through to end of life care. We cover Leeds and Wetherby areas.

14 September 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Health, Care, Medical, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Group, Businesses and shops, Emergency Services Sector, Domiciliary Care, Hospices, Community organisations
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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 wanting to join as we feel this will provide more awareness of dementia, and the opportunity to attend more functions and events by Dementia Friendly Leeds.

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

There have been difficulties in encouraging the GP’s surgeries to see the bigger picture and supporting dementia friendly community work.

We have recently devised a flyer called WOW flyer, informing people of activities, support groups, dementia cafes etc within the community. This is in the early days, but surgeries are now responding well to this and taking them  to be put into waiting rooms for the community to take away.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Session

    The appointed dementia friendly contact will undertake dementia friends session to raise awareness of dementia and increase knowledge

  • Dementia Awareness Week Roadshow

    We have planned a roadshow for Dementia Awareness week in Wetherby & Leeds to bring awareness to the local community about dementia.  Our weekly roadshow was a great success, with our local Fire & Rescue attending each one and offering checks on all homes to make sure the elderly and safe and secure within their own homes. Alzheimer's Society and Over The Rainbow joined us on a couple of our attendances.

  • Continue to run and grow 'Companionship Cafe'

     Home Instead hold a monthly Companionship Café for older people who are lonely and/or living with dementia. We will continue to provide this cafe and seek to gain more members and raise awareness for local people living with dementia. Our Companionship cafe now continues to thrive and we have a nice set of clients who enjoy coming along each month for tea and chat, exercise, quizzes etc.  We are also in the early stages of holding another one in the Roundhay area.