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Caring For Carers.

The Carers Hub Plymouth is a partnership between Plymouth Guild, Age UK Plymouth and Carers Trust Phoenix. We are dedicated to improving the lives of local carers by providing quality information and practical support. Our trained Carers Support Workers will undertake a Statutory Carers Assessment with any carer If you are feeling isolated and lonely? We are here to listen to you and offer support. Do you feel out of the loop? Our free newsletter will help you keep up to date with local and national carers issues. Not sure about your rights? We can help you to get the support you need. Feeling stressed or need training on aspects of caring? Our training workshops can help you cope with stress and provide you with practical information on moving and handling, first aid and stress management and so much more. Struggling to get some time for you? We offer a range of drop-in/support groups and run events and activities throughout the year.

Updated:
14 August 2018
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector, Care
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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?

The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisations role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers? The Carers Hub has a Dementia Support Worker who will be undertaking Statuatory carers asessments with carers who support someone who has Dementia. This assessment will involve supporting individuals to cope within their caring roles and look at ways that would be supportive to them to make this sometimes exhausting role easier. We can support them to access a one off personal budget to enable them to take a break from their caring role, access emotional support and counselling, where necessary, access drop-in/support groups and get support to be sign posted to the relevant services. We also run a walking group and a male carers group which carers of those with a dementia can attend. We are also working in partnership with Age UK Plymouth and Carers Trust Phoenix and therefore have their expertise within the area of Dementia. We also be holding Dementia Insight sessions/workshops for carers about Dementia. Especially those who are new to their caring role and have little or no knowledge of what Dementia is.

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

The main challenges to delivering these outcomes will be: Finding hidden carers who are supporting those with Dementia Finding volunteers to support the walking group and all male carers group

Member contacts

Lee Sewrey

lee.sewrey@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk

Member website

www.plymouthguild.org.uk/carers/

2. Actions

  • Promoting Service

    We will be developing an action plan to visit as many places in Plymouth including GP surgeries, Dental practices, Dementia specific services  and Church/faith groups to inform them of our services and find hidden carers who are supporting individuals with Dementia.

    Status:
    Implementation

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  • Recruitment of New Volunteers

    We will be advertising in local newspapers/online and with the local volunteer centre and attending as many information events as possible to recruit for volunteers.

    Status:
    Delivery, Implementation

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  • Staff communication with manangement team

    To ensure that staff are able to and feel confident to feedback to the management team.

    Status:
    Implementation

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