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Supportmatch

Supportmatch® is part of a registered (non-profit) limited company. We exist to match those who need support with those who can give it. The householder remains in their own home whilst providing their spare room to a carefully selected homesharer usually for a period of 6-12 months. The homesharer provides an agreed level of support, companionship and security. The concept is a win-win for all concerned. Supportmatch offers a simple but effective home-share solution to resolve both a housing problem for single people or students (studying health or social care courses for example) and a support requirement by older people or those with particular physical or emotional support needs. Home-share is growing across Europe and the US with over 25,000 matches helping both householders and homesharers. We mainly focus on the London area, the south-east of England and have service options in the Midlands area too. We are affiliates of the Homeshare International Group. We work in cooperation with the local NHS, social services, housing services and GP/Primary Care Centres. We have a team of expert service co-ordinators with over 10 years’ experience in providing a first class service.

Updated:
22 June 2017
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Camden 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 aim is to ensure that the services we provide are informed by, and sensitive to the needs of, people affected by dementia. We will be raising awareness among our volunteers, promoting the work of the Alliance, and signposting volunteers and householders to relevant information and services provided by other Alliance members.

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

We do not foresee any barriers to delivering our actions.

Member website

www.supportmatch.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Session

    1. We will arrange a Dementia Friends session as part of an event for our volunteers during 2017.
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  • Raise Awareness

    1. We will publicise the Alliance and relevant information and services provided by other Alliance members, though our website, information packs for new householders and as part of our door-to-door leafleting.
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  • Meetings and Events

    We will take an active part in Alliance meetings and events.

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