Age UK Stockport
Age UK Stockport is a local charity providing information advice and support to people in later life in the Borough of Stockport. It provides a range of free and charged for services to support health wellbeing and independence and provide support and assistance where needed. It is also part of the local core commissioned services supporting vulnerable people - the Prevention Alliance and the Wellbeing and Independence Network. Step Out Stockport Day Services are also supported through Age UK Stockport and offer a wide range of support through flexible building based and community activities.
- 18 May 2019
- North West
- Care, Community organisations, Domiciliary Care, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Stockport 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?
Age UK Stockport are actively involved in Dementia care and we are proud to be a dementia friendly organisation; we listen and act on the seven outcomes people with dementia and their family and carers would like to see in their lives.
We have a Dementia lead within our organisation. All community staff are trained via the Meadows Dementia Training plan as part of their induction and ongoing to ensure a good awareness and understanding about Dementia. Staff are also trained in life story work and encourages this within our day to day practice and in our day care services.
We play an active part in the Dementia Groups in our local area and our Representatives go to provide an info and advice drop in service on a weekly basis;
In addition we are:
Signed up as Dementia Champions and attend regular Dementia Champion meeting;
Involved in the new Sonder Dementia café based at Stepping Hill Hospital;
Support the EDUCATE Dementia Group at the Meadows by using Age UK Stockport Volunteers to assist members to attend meetings and events;
Work in partnership with other organisations including Stockport Alzheimer’s society to share knowledge and best practice in Dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our main challenge is in recrutiing staff and ensuring time and resources for training,
Support for Carers and Cared For
Support for Carers and Cared For
Continue to maintain and develop a range of support to carers of people with dementia to enable them to have an effective break from their caring responsibilities – including through a range of day services, building based and in the community and also through support in the home. We will continue to work with each person and their individual situation to develop responsive support.
All of our work aims to contribute to raising awareness in an informative and positive way. In particular we plan to continue to support the highly successful Educate project and seek opportunities for further talks. ( A presentation at our AGM In November 2016 was very well received in terms of raising awareness).
Dementia Friendly Communities
Continuing to seek ways to support people to stay at home and live well in their local communities through a range of activities including awareness raising, community support, education, information and more. Under ongoing review.