British Red Cross

The British Red Cross has been delivering health and social care service since the NHS was established. We provide valuable time-limited support 
to vulnerable people across the UK, helping them live independently in their own homes. 
We also support the health service when people have entered the system by helping patients get home from hospital, easing patient flow and ensuring their short term needs are met.

Updated:
2 August 2018
Location:
National
Sectors:
Businesses and shops, Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioners Sector, Community organisations, Education Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Research Sector, Retail, Schools, Social Care, Telecare, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector

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?

  • Signposting support to ensure people can stay as independent in their homes for as long as possible.
  • Able to coproduce support plans relevant to them to stay as independent as possible.
  • Support to DAA Hospital Taskforce
  • Extension of DAA hospital work to incorporate BRC services in hospitals
  • Awareness raising through BRC channels

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

Training of teams in BRC to develop further dementia awareness.

A range of demands leading to underplaying or ignoring of tisue or sidestepping of the person to get the 'work' done

Member website

www.redcross.org.uk

2. Actions