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Home Instead Senior Care Barnet

Home Instead specialises in the support and assistance of older people in their own homes. We support a large number of clients living with dementia.

20 June 2017
Care, Domiciliary Care, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Barnet 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?

Our primary role is supporting individuals living with dementia in their own homes.  This is undertaken in two main areas: our City and Guilds accredited Dementia Care Programme that our employees undertake so they can deliver quality support for our clients, the second is our public education programme where we reach out to our community undertaking talks on Dementia awareness and extensive online material on our national website www.homeinstead.co.uk.  

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

Generally the challenges especially with the public education programmes is being able to devote enough resource.

2. Actions

  • Public Education

    Devote more time and resource to undertaking Dementia Awareness talks in our community.

  • Dementia Care Training

    We have implemented a Dementia Care Programme and are developing this programme.  We have trained family members and would like to involve more family members in the training.

  • Start Local Dementia Cafe

    We have had approaches in our local area to start a dementia cafe.  We are now looking at the viability of this, looking at venues, resources, and appropriate activities.

    Initial Scoping