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Age Concern Tyneside South

Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS) is an independent, local charity working in the Borough of South Tyneside supporting people over the age of 50. It is the largest voluntary sector organisation working with older people in the borough. Our Vision To support and empower older people to live fulfilling lives Our Mission We will champion the needs of older people and positively challenge society’s perceptions. We will provide a central hub of services that gives more choice to older people, improving their wellbeing and enabling them to make a difference in their lives. Our Values We believe in: • Acting on the views and needs of older people • Promoting positive perceptions of older people • Working together to make a greater difference • Working in an open, accountable and inclusive way • Challenging ourselves to innovate in a changing world

Updated:
29 May 2018
Location:
North East
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
South Tyneside 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?

ACTS envisage a world in which older people flourish.  Our raison d'etre is to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, services, events, training and research both stand-alone and working alongside similar thinking partner organisations.  We acknowledge that ageing is the main risk factor for developing dementia, but equally that dementia is neither an inevitable nor a normal consequence of ageing.

ACTS will work to influence the development of local policy and services and feed into national bodies and organisations on how best to respond to the anticipated increase in the number of people living with dementia. We will work alongside people with dementia, their care networks, friends and family to continually develop our services to make them more accessible to people with dementia and carers and also enable us to share best practice and feed into wider thinking and research.  We will offer training to improve the knowledge and skills in working with people with dementia and we will continue to support high quality research into dementia and cognitive decline.

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

Challenges for ACTS include: 

Mainstreaming dementia, dementia awareness and accessibility into all our work across all services.

Ensuring that all staff and volunteers are dementia aware and sensitive to the needs of people with dementia, their care network and families

Whenever possible, using our relationships/networks to influence others' practice.

Member website

www.ac-ts.org.uk

2. Actions

  • ACTS are committed to be a fully supportive, engaging and evolving organisation to ensure that no-one over 50, including anyone who is impacted by dementia, is excluded from any of our services.

    As an organisation we will continue to support South Tyneside DAA where possible We will continue to support our Dementia Friends Champions and encourage all staff and volunteers to become Dementia Friends We will continue to engage with people with dementia, their care networks, friends and family to form part of our continual strategy as an organisation We will stay updated with latest research and best practice to ensure every service, event and activity we are involved in is as dementia friendly as we can make it

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    ACTS are committed to be a fully supportive, engaging and evolving organisation to ensure that no-one over 50, including anyone who is impacted by dementia, is excluded from any of our services.

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