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Bluebird Care Colchester & Tendring

Bluebird Care provide a personal and professional care at home service. We are a locally based company that has the benefit of being part of a nationwide company that specialises in care at home. We have revolutionised the way that high quality, bespoke care is delivered across Colchester district. We provide support from one hour per week to full time 24 hour live in Care to adults of all ages. All of our services are designed to support someone to remain in their own home which enables them to maintain their own independence and dignity. This ranges from personal care, domestic work and companionship to more complex health needs which is managed by our Lead Nurse Clinician.

Updated:
25 August 2017
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Colchester 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 active in the community working with various partners delivering Dementia Friends sessions to members of the public and various retail outlets. To date our team has created over 350 Dementia Friends. 

 We have a disabled access mini bus which we use to help people access the community- local coffee mornings, lunch clubs and we try and promote day trips for people.

We try and engage in any initiatives that raise awareness of dementia either by social media or through community based activities. We signpost customers and others to the Alzheimer’s society and other organisations as appropriate.

            

 

 

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

Challenges can include:

  • Allocation of staff and associated costs
  • Overcoming the stigma attached to the diagnosis of dementia
  • Getting other partners involved in the initiative.

2. Actions

  • Raise Community Awareness

    We will continue to deliver Dementia Friends and information sessions to members of the public to promote dementia friendly communities

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member 

  • Enhancing our dementia friendly community by creating Dementia Friends

    We commit to continue to promote awareness and living well with dementia by creating more Dementia Friends.  To date we have inducted 350 Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Train the Trainer

    Our Care manager has just completed the Dementia Train the Trainer programme so she will be delivering information sessions to our staff and customers.    

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New member