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WELLINGTON COTTAGE CARE TRUST

We are a nurse led day care centre accredited by Telford and Wrekin Council that aims to provide an holistic service for guests and their carers addressing mental, emotional and spiritual needs as well as providing high quality physical care

Updated:
1 March 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 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 Wellington Cottage Care Trust is a registered charity.  The aim of the charity is to provide a high quality nurse-led day care service.

Through the adoption of an innoviative, holistic support programme, we have been able to help motivate guests getting them involved in new activities and developing new skills and interests as well as providing high quality nursing care.  The work we do benefits not only our guests but also their carers and hence the wider community.

We provide a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment where guests can achieve an improved quality of life.  

Our care staff are dementia trained and we complete complex care plans for individuals.  This ensures everyone received the care required for their assessed needs.  We work with lots of outside agencies to ensure we provide our guests with high quality care.

For many of our quests, the activities they undertake at the center are the only opportunity they have to interact with their peers and to undertake stimulating activities that enhance their quality of life and well-being.

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

Our aim for daytime support is for everyone to live well by being involved in their local communities.  This would eliminate social isolation by helping communities to support each other.  We need to be able to provide information on ways for them to remain independent.  Giving people opportunities to make friendships, or become a volunteer and learn skills which help them to be more independent.

Caring for and supporting someone with dementia can be stressful at times.  Families don't always know what support or advice is available to them and their loved ones. 

Member website

www.wellingtoncare.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Carer Support

    We provide as much support and advice to carers as possible.  We have dedicated information board which has been supplied to use via the Carers Centre.  We will ensure this is kept up to date and provide leaflets and any help and support that may be required.

    We are currently training some of our staff to Level 3 - Dementia Care Leadership which enables learners to become influential and inspirational leaders and specialist in dementia care, working with people with dementia and their families, the staff and other health and social care and independent providers.  This will help us to understand what other services provide and how we can best share information and advice.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    We have various literature available and signpost people to services which will improve their health and well-being,  This is updated continuously.

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    We are  currently looking at assistive technology and hope to have a showcase room whereby people will be able to come along and browse displays on mobility and assistance aids in a decicated space.  

  • Assistive Technology

    We are also currently looking at assistive technology and want to provide a showcase room whereby people will be able to come along and browse displays on mobility and assistance aids in our dedicated space.  

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Care Leadership Programme

    We are currently undertaking a training programme for our staff who are undertaking the Level 3, Dementia Care Leadership Programme.  Excellence in dementia care begins with great leadership; the course will enable staff to become influential and inspirational leaders and specialist in dementia care, working with people with dementia and their families, our staff and other health and social care and independent providers.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member