Metropolitan Brent

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ 1,700 people, manage 38,000 homes and serve around 90,000 customers across London, the East of England and the East Midlands. We plan to build around 3,300 new affordable homes in the next five years, investing £730 million. We are a member of the National Housing Federation and the g15, which represents London’s 15 largest housing associations and houses one in 10 Londoners Within our homes we deliver care and support to around 7000 people, around 50% of these are aged over 60. We also deliver a range of support services to people living in the wider community, including Tenancy Sustainment, Handy Person, Hospital Prevention and Home from Hospital services.

Updated:
11 December 2017
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Community Action on Dementia Brent 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?

1.    Metropolitan will work openly with other partners, communities and people living with dementia People living with dementia to co-deliver services that enable people living with dementia to live a healthy and inclusive lifestyle e.g. we will together create more dementia cafes, memory lounges, peer to peer projects ,  carer support groups and any other form of support network that we together consider to be useful

 

2.    Metropolitan will share openly the work we have commissioned through the Stirling University on dementia friendly design.  These principles can be used to co-produce environments & signage by any partner organisation

 

3.    We will offer Dementia Friend awareness training to our volunteers, our staff and to our community groups.  We will work with the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver person focused training to our dementia specific service within Beechwood Court.

The Stirling University work will help to guide principles, however would need to be interpreted by a professional design team if partner organisations wish to use the principles to produce their own design guide

Metropolitan does not own the buildings we deliver services into, making it hard to develop dementia friendly environments

 

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

We have engaged the Alzheimers Society to audit our dementia specific Extra Care service around positive interactions and personalised support.  The outcomes of this will help us to develop our services in a positive way.

 

We are keen to engage Network Homes (owners of our Extra Care buildings) to become partners in the DAA.  We can work with them to develop dementia friendly environment.

 

We are keen to work with our partners to deliver as many Dementia Friend sessions as possible to build awareness and action around Brent.  We are happy to deliver these sessions when needed.

Member website

www.metropolitan.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Develop a dementia friendly community

    Metropolitan will work openly with other partners, communities and people living with dementia to co-deliver services that enable people living with dementia to live a healthy and inclusive lifestyle e.g. we will together create more dementia cafes, memory lounges, peer to peer projects ,  carer support groups and any other form of support network that we together consider to be useful.

    Status:

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Environments

    Metropolitan will share openly the work we have commissioned through the Stirling University on dementia friendly design.  These principles can be used to co-produce environments & signage by any partner organisation.

    It is important to note that the Stirling University work will help to guide principles, however they will need to be interpreted by a professional design team if partner organisations wish to use the principles to produce their own design guide.

    Status:

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friends and other Alzheimer’s Society Partnering

    Metropolitan will offer Dementia Friend information sessions to our volunteers, our staff and to our community groups.  We can use our facilities as needed and can provide a Dementia Champion to deliver sessions.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Alzheimer’s Society Partnering

    Metropolitan will work with Alzheimer’s Society to deliver person focused training to our dementia specific services at Beechwood Court.

    We have engaged Alzheimer's Society to audit our dementia specific Extra Care service around positive interactions and personalised support.  The outcomes of this will help us to develop our services in a positive way.

    Status:

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member