the Environment Centre
Independent environmental charity working on a variety of sustainability projects and specialising in domestic energy efficiency and fuel poverty.
- 26 April 2017
- South East
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)
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?
Through our existing links with other third sector organisations, healthcare professionals and statutory services. As well as our work with clients/local residents who might be living with dementia or caring for those with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Most of our interactions with the public/clients take place within their homes, which could present some additional challenges when supporting those with dementia. We will overcome this through our existing home visiting policies and procedures, and by seeking external support if necessary.
We will become Dementia Friends
Staff will attend a Dementia Friends session so we can all be more aware of dementia and how it can affect people in our interactions.
We will signpost people affected by dementia
We will provide information and materials to clients living with dementia, caring for those with dementia or concerned about possible related symptoms.
We will promote awareness of dementia
We will promote events and key messages on social media to increase awareness and understanding of dementia.