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Places for People

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

Updated:
2 July 2018
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire 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?

This organasations role is to work alongside other agencies in order to create a better and safe environement for the person with dementia, and by looking at the housing provided and recognising that there needs to be a change in the layout of example 'Jubilee Court' and by refurbing the scheme to Dementia friendly furniture, wallpaper and carpets will help them feel safer and at home. Signage also plays a big part as this will prompt memory. Staff across the company have already done training via the Sterling Univisity. The company aims to make more and more of their properties Dementia friendly across the country ad along with staff training will help the person with Dementia have a god sense of wellbeing

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

The challenges within the organisation is to educate staff about Dementia, there needs to be a better undertsanding of the person with Dementia to enable the correct support to be in place

2. Actions

  • Signage for the Scheme

    I will be looking into what signage to buy for the scheme and will do this in the new financial year.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Training Sessions

    I will be holding a Dementia inmformation session to give staff awareness.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Buy new crockery for the scheme

    To buy Dementia friendly crockery in the new financial year

    Status:
    Planning