Staywell is a registered charity providing a range of services for older and disadvantaged people in south-west London and Surrey. We run three community centres in Reigate & Banstead borough, including The Banstead Centre.
- 14 March 2019
- South East
- Care, Charity, Community organisations, Local DAA Members, Social Care, Voluntary
- Local Alliances:
- Banstead Dementia Action Alliance, Surrey 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?
Staywell, as a large provider of services for older people, is increasingly in contact with people experiencing memory loss, confusion and dementia, both pre and post diagnosis, and we are always looking to improve the ways in which we work with people living with dementia and their families, and how we can offer more support. Staywell sits on the Health Partnership Delivery Group of Reigate & Banstead council. This group has identified dementia as a key area of its action plan. A lead member of the Kingston DAA, and with a number of services in Kingston supporting people with dementia, we are seeking to take this learning and experience into our service provision in Reigate & Banstead borough, and work with our partners to understand the local issues in Banstead and other parts of the borough where we work.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
There is currently a shortage of services supporting people living with dementia and their carers in this area.
Raise awareness and share knowledge of dementia at a strategic level.
Through participation in the Health Partnership Delivery Group.
- Being implemented
Ensure that all our Reigate & Banstead-based staff and at least 50% of volunteers have Dementia Friends training.
Through working in partnership with local Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends initiative, and using the expertise of our own Dementia Development Coordinator for Kingston. Recruit our own staff Dementia Champion to roll out training to volunteers.
Welcome people living with dementia and their carers to our community centres, including The Banstead Centre.
Train staff and volunteers as above. Host the Banstead D-CAF at Banstead Community Centre and encourage its members to use our other services. Host dementia awareness events at our centres, including the Banstead Centre.
- Being implemented
Monthly Saturday Dementia Club
Run this monthly Dementia Saturday club for people living with dementia and their carers or loved ones. Buffet lunch, entertainment and socializing in our Day center.
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