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Sanctuary Housing Rochford

Sanctuary Housing is one of the UK’s leading social landlords with around 85,000 affordable homes in England including more than 2,000 properties in the Rochford district of south Essex. With more than 40 years’ experience in housing, providing good quality, affordable homes is at the heart of everything we do. As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest any surplus we make back into our housing and services, making our communities a place our residents are proud to call home.

16 January 2019
East of England
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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 are committed to raising awareness of dementia and the issues faced by all those affected by it.  We will, wherever possible, work with our partners to further understanding and develop dementia friendly communities.

We are committed to providing training and information to our staff to develop a broader understanding of dementia and the challenges of all those affected by it.  We will seek to ensure that dementia is included and considered as part of our ongoing diversity and equality practices.

We will continuously review our processes and work with our partners to ensure that we demonstrate best practice.

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

We understand that people’s perceptions of dementia may differ and that our goal is to communicate a common message based on best practice.

For it to be effective we need to ensure that our equality and diversity process includes dementia as a core topic.

Communication - We must ensure that we communicate effectively with our key partners to remain up to date with relevant best practice. 

2. Actions

  • Staff awareness - Dementia Friends Sessions

    We will ensure that all staff have attended a Demetia Friends Training Session.  This action was completed in February 2016 delivered by Gill Gibson - Rochford DAA

  • We will fund the Rochford Dementia Action Alliance to deliver an awareness event

    We have included this project as part of our 2017-18 community investment plan.  The event is planned for September 2017.

  • We will provide funding for marketing and awareness raising of Dementia Friends sessions

    We have included this project as part of our 2017-18 community investment plan.  Rochford DAA will work with us to deliver (at least) 3 Dementia Friends sessions within Rochford by March 31 2018.