Places for people Living+

Places for People is a Social Housing group with properties across the UK. It is a "Not for profit" organisation. Although most of their properties are, "General Needs", they also own 80 "sheltered" schemes. 24 of these schemes are in the, "Living+" department, and this is where, "Support"" and "Care" needs are concentrated. Connaught House is one of these schemes.

Updated:
13 March 2018
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Housing Sector, Letting, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Charnwood Dementia Action Alliance, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 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?

Places for people Living+ are working towards all their staff being Dementia friends and Dementia Champions so they can pass on their knowledge. 12 staff have now completed their City and Guilds level 2 in Best practice in Dementia care with 2 of the staff now being facilitators in this.

There schemes are being improved by fitting Dementia friendly signage throughout and ensuring all new decoration is Dementia friendly. 3 schemes already have Dementia friendly activity rooms with other schemes soon to follow suit.

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

Ensuring all staff are trained to a suitable level.

Ensuring other agencies we are invloved with and work with are working to our same high standards, and have a good understanding of Dementia.

Delivering our message to the local community.

Member website

placesforpeople.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia friendly signage throughout our scheme.

    Ensure all signage is dementia friendly and set at suitable height and positions.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2018 - First Quarter Update

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  • Provide a dementia friendly room for everyone to enjoy and share.

    Ensure schemes have a dementia friendly actvity room where people can go to relax, play games, listen to music and meet with friends.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2018 - First Quarter Update

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  • All Living+ staff to become Dementia friends and or Champions.

    Staff have been given deadlines to undertake the dementia friends training on line. More senior staff have to have undertaken dementia Champions training by the end of January 2018.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2018 - First Quarter Update

    New Member