Age UK Lambeth (AUKL)
Age UK Lambeth is a registered charity set up primarily but not exclusively for the benefit of senior citizens in and around Lambeth. Our services are for everyone in Lambeth over the age of 55. We particularly welcome users from black and minority communities, people with disabilities, lesbians and gay men. We promote diversity and equality of opportunity in our services, strategic work and employment. We are proud to say that, over 70 years we offer high quality services for older people in Lambeth.
- 16 June 2017
- Charity, Social Care, Community organisations, Health, Local Authorities, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Southwark 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?
We know that the numbers of older people are increasing in the borough and social isolation, loneliness and access to information are critical areas requiring support for people with dementia and their carers e.g.
Our SAIL+ Service provides quick access to person centred support which may be helpful to those caring for people with dementia.
Our other services such as Information and Advice, Carers Welfare Advice, Volunteering and our Transfer of Care from Hospital services are also useful.
We have active Social Media and marketing with the ability to get information out widely.
We lead the ILCP Partnership and will strengthen the same approach with our partners.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
A key challenge is making direct connections with people with dementia and their carers as well as limited staffing resources.
Improve AUKL staff understanding of Dementia
By September 2017 all staff will have attended dementia awareness training to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help.
Work with a dementia focussed organisation to improve the lives of their members
We will enable connections between local organisations to establish a pilot project which demonstrates positive outcomes for people with dementia.
- Case study
AUKL will host a seminar as part of our Celebrating Age Festival during October 2017
- Being implemented