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Total Voice Northampton (Part of VoiceAbility)

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. We provide statutory advocacy for the people of Northamptonshire. We support you to: Speak up for yourself. If you do not feel confident to speak up yourself, we would work with you to clearly understand your wishes, so that we could represent you Have choice and control over your life and make decisions Understand your rights and responsibilities Access and understand good information to enable you make informed decisions If someone we worked with has been assessed as lacking capacity, we would talk to all those involved in the person’s life and speak up about what might be in that person’s interests.

26 March 2018
East Midlands
Care, Charity, Community organisations, Health, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Social Care, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
East Midlands Regional Board , Northamptonshire 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 aim to ensure that people with dementia, with or without capacity as defined by the Mental Capacity Act, are able to speak out and have their voices heard and have the best possible decisions about them made in their best possible interest.

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

Referrals to our services not being made or the value of advocacy not being recognised by health and social care professionals

2. Actions

  • 1. All staff to attend a Dementia Friends Awareness session

    All staff attended a locally delivered session on 15 March


    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To review our publicity to check it is dementia friendly

    We will review all our leaflets and website to ensure they mention dementia carers and are as accessible as possible.


    2018 - First Quarter Update

    Having re-won the tender for statutory advocacy for Norhtamptonshire on August 2017 all our literature was reviewed.

  • To be part of the local dementia network

    To find out about and join the local dementia network.


    2018 - First Quarter Update

    ongoing - still to be actioned