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Care 1st

Care 1st Homecare are providers of quality home care services, reaching out to those members of the community who need extra care in order to enable them to remain independent whilst enjoying the comfort and privacy of their own homes. We are a local company with local managers based in our Berkshire offices. This means you can be reassured that a highly skilled team will be on hand in your area to provide the highest quality care available. Our prime objective is to provide a 24/7 home care service which recognises the intrinsic value of people, regardless of circumstance, by respecting their unique personal care needs, help them to live independently and most importantly, treating them with respect.

Updated:
5 September 2017
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Bracknell Forest 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 have numerous clients with a diagnosis of dementia and feel there is a lot more that we can offer to them if we are part of a network of like minded organisations committed to becoming dementia friendly. 

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

We will review the effectiveness of our action plan within our own internal team meetings and also seek feedback from clients and family members.

As we are now part of the approved Domiciliary Care Provider framework in Bracknell Forest we will also seek feedback from them.

Member website

www.care1sthomecare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    We will encourage existing staff to attend a Dementia Friends session.  We will also look at the possibility of a member of staff becoming a Dementia Friends champion to enable sessions to be delivered internally.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action 

  • Working in Partnership with Local Organisations

    Develop relationships with other organisations, charities and service providers to signpost clients where we are notable to provis=de a specific service for them.  Promote opportunities to clients and family members where appropriate.

    Develop a close working relationship with the Community Mental Health Team in Bracknell Forest to have a  better understanding of support and services provided through this team.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action 

  • DAA Membership

    We will promote our DAA membership, encouraging partner organisations to sign up.  We will support the Local DAA in our area and commit to attending meetings and assisting with the delivery of the local DAA group action plan.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action 

  • Dementia Training

    A number of our staff will complete accredited dementia care training via the Social Care TV method to effectively support our clients living with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member Action