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The Myton Hospices

We provide palliative and end of life care for terminally ill people from Coventry and Warwickshire and support their families and those who are important to them. We have three centres in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby and also provide care for people in their own homes.

Updated:
7 July 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Voluntary, Care, Health, Hospices, Medical, Retail
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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 care for lots of elderly people and have lots of elderly visitors – Dementia is becoming more commonplace for us as an organisation and we want to be prepared to support people who visit us or use our services in the right ways.  Addressing the challenges Dementia presents to us as an organisation and a community is part of our current 5 year strategic plan.

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

People understanding why we are doing this may be a challenge, but the Dementia Friends training is very good at improving people’s understanding and awareness so this will help.

 

Member website

www.mytonhospice.org

2. Actions

  • Double the number of Dementia Friends in our organisation

    What we are going to do: Run further sessions for staff and volunteers with particular focus on our retail team, try to deliver sessions in at least 2 of our shops

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Audit suitability of our patient and visitor environments

    What we are going to do: Using Dementia Design Audit Tool we will assess our buildings and spaces (including our shops) for their suitability for people with Dementia, and also look at the equipment, furniture, tableware etc we use to make sure we are purchasing and using the most appropriate for people with Dementia

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Introduce tweedle muffs and cuffs to the hospices

    What we are going to do: Produce our own for patients and visitors and to sell at our events and in our shops, to raise money and to raise awareness about Dementia

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New members