The Grocott Centre Limited
We are a local independent charitable organisation that provides support and services for people living with dementia, our services include day opportunities, hobby and interest groups, carer support, lunch clubs and social events
- 15 May 2018
- West Midlands
- Care, Charity, Community organisations, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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 provide support and services for people living with dementia and their families, our services are tailored to ensure that the people we support are empowered and feel valued for their skills, experience and abilities. Our services reduce social isolation for both the person and their familiies. We have close working links with other health and social care professionals to ensure that people are able to recieve appropriate care and support. As part of our work in the community we seek to break down barriers, challenge perceptions and ensure that people are respected.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Funding cutbacks etc
Challenging perceptions of day opportunity services
Letting people know what support is available
Dementia Champion Training
Myself and a colleague have registered for Dementia Champion Training and once complete intend to deliver Dementia Friends training to many of our supporters, other community groups and members of the wider community.
- Being implemented
We intend to set up a number of regular and one off events to engage with the local community and raise awareness and understanding of how we can all help to deliver better outcomes for people living with dementia. we have recently set up a lunch club which both people living with dementia and their carers attend but also members of the wider community. Throughout the year we will also put on coffeee/ mornings & craft events and social activities.
- Being implemented
Carers Support & Social Group
From March we will be facilitating a Carers Support Group to enable carers to develop friendships and mutually supportive social networks, and be able to gain access to information and advice.