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Circle Housing

As the largest Social landlord in the borough we provide and manage housing at social and affordable rents and also provide support to vulnerable residents. We also support a raft of Community investment activities in order to help the quality of life of our residents.

11 July 2017
Local Alliances:
Merton 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 first way we can help support is by ensuring all our staff are trained to recognise dementia, understand how it affects and impacts our residents and their family/carers, and also how they should react/respond appropriately.

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

Even locally we are a big organisation with many different teams so getting support and buy in from other teams poses a challenge. We have Centra Care and Support staff that work in our Sheltered Housing Schemes to sign up.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Awareness Raising

    Arrange in House briefing events and invite staff from all teams and also external contractors/services providers to participate.

  • Promotion

    Identify champions to undergo additional training and actively promote and advise colleagues when they identify a customer they believe may be affected by dementia.

    Initial Scoping
  • Design Issues

    Raise awareness of practical matters that can impact a person living with dementia and how practical changes to their environment can have a positive impat.