Age UK

Welcome To Age UK Lancashire. We are a county-wide charity working with and for older people. We believe that later life should be valued and fulfilling. Through the services and support we provide, we aim to promote independence, enhance health and well-being and enable older people to access the information they need to make informed decisions about their lives.

Updated:
10 May 2017
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Businesses and shops, Care, Charity, Communication, Domiciliary Care, Health, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Pendle Dementia Action Alliance, Lancashire 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?

At Age UK, our vision is to create a world where everyone can love later life. At Age UK Lancashire, we believe that everyone can love later life - we do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways. We do this by encouraging choice and oppurtunity for older people, providing high quality services for older people and their carers such as day time support and home help, ensuring older people are aware of and have access to benefits they are entitled to, advocating on behalf of older people and promoting positive attitudes towards older people and ageing.

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

Lack of awareness that these services already exist to support people is a big challenge. Carers not realising or aware that day time support services also provide much required respite services for all the family.

2. Actions

  • Make more people Dementia Friends!

    Making people dementia friends involves doing an official dementia friends sessions involving care support staff, carers and transport providers. The aim of this is to make more people in the community aware of dementia and in turn more aware of the services available for both those with dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Working closely with younger people raising awareness of dementia

    The purpose of working closely with younger people is to make them more dementia aware and in turn they can help and support family members who may have dementia. This involves going into schools or even inviting young people to the day centre to get a first hand experience of the service we deliver.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Being a part of networking

    Being a part of networking such as DAA will help raise awareness on what services are already available in the localities and how people living with dementia, their carers and families can access these services.

    Status:
    Being implemented