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Pudsey Live at Home Scheme

We are part of MHA which is a national charity providing all levels of care and support for older people including residential homes and nursing care. Live at Home Schemes are based in the community offering help and support to older people. Pudsey Live at Home Scheme offer a range of activities and services including Lunch Club, Walking Group, Social Groups etc.

6 June 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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 provide 2 dementia cafes each month for people living with dementia and their carers.  These cafes are open to all living in the Leeds area.  We provide 1 - 1 befriending support to people at home through volunteers.  We also offer telephone befriending and a telephone prompting service.   Staff and volunteers have received dementia training and we have hosted a Dementia Friends session.  The scheme is a member of a dementia consortium with four other neighbourhood networks funded by Leeds City Council.

We respect every person as a unique individual and treat them with dignity we would wish for ourselves.

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

We rely on volunteers to support our activities and services and we are constantly looking to recruit new volunteers, particularly befrienders as more older people are being referred to us in need of this service.

We have limited funding for our dementia cafe's so we are unable to expand these activities

2. Actions

  • Hold a dementia awareness event

    We will hold an annual dementia awareness event and invite the general public to attend.  This allows people to gain a better understanding of dementia and what help and support is available to them

  • Share useful information to support people with dementia

    We will have an information stall at our 3 annual fayres, Pudsey Carnival and any other event we have a stall at.  Information will always be available at our 2 monthly cafes in addition.

  • Staff and Volunteer Training and Awareness

    We will hold a dementia friends session for new volunteers, and ensure all new volunteers have access to this training in the future.  All staff will have annual dementia training.