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Weald Heights, Care UK

Weald Heights is part of the Care UK Group. We offer 24 hour care for residential, dementia, nursing, end of life and palliative care. Weald Heights is Sevenoaks has care facilities for 80 residents.

Updated:
10 November 2017
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Kent Dementia Action Alliance, West Kent 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?

Care UK and Weald Heights puts customers at the heart of everything we do.  We promote active living, person centred care, dining with dignity to fulfil lives and 'live well' with dementia.  All staff are trained in dementia care and are encouraged to become dementia friends.

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

We wish to promote dementia awareness throughout our home and within our local community. Being a member of DAA will give us the opportunity to work more closely together and promote a better understanding to carers and relatives of people living with dementia.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awarness Seminars

    We intend to hold Dementia Seminars for residents, relatives and the local community to give them a better understanding of dementia and promote 'living well with dementia'.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    To organise date and venue for first seminar.

  • Listen, talk, connect

    A guide for carers, relatives and firneds for communicating with people with dementia.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Cafe

    An informal coffee morning for carers and local community to promote dementia awareness and offer help and advice.  Date to be organised.

    Status:
    Investigating