Eastern County Care

The Objectives of the home are:- • To enable people to have a residential service, which they are able to enjoy a variety of experiences whilst continuing a high, quality standard of care in a fun, Independent and caring environment. • To work with the placing authority collaboratively to achieve the objectives of the overall care plan for the individual person. • To enhance the personal self esteem, self-confidence and self reliance of each person by providing an environment which is caring, happy and full of praise, whilst maintaining continuity of care.

Updated:
1 March 2018
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

Eastern County Care is committed to achieving better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers through our commitment to excellence in our services. We strive to work with person centred care packages enabling people to live in the comfort of their own home but ensuring they are in a safe and secure environment. We strive to provide individually tailored care plan and recognise that different people with dementia require different services. Our staff are trained and supported in the field. We actively work with CCG’s, district nurse teams, GPs, families, occupational therapists and any other organisations to achieve best practice in the care of the service user.

We are passionate about making sure our staff are trained effectively and supported when they are looking after people living with dementia. 

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

Establishing links to community organisations that are active in the life’s of our service users and keeping open that line of communication.

Encouraging family, friends and other groups to take an active role in care

Ensuring people with dementia are empowered to make decisions about their care and putting that into place to make sure they feel safe and secure. Setting up a support network for each service user and the continual sharing of relevant information within the network.

2. Actions

  • To make Dementia Friends a mandatory session for all new joining the company

    To make Dementia Friends (DF) sessions (face to face or online) mandatory for all Care Workers 

    Status:
    Being implemented, Delivered, Planning

    2018 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Continue to be an active member of the DAA representing Eastern County Care

     

    Continue to be an active member of the DAA representing Eastern County Care

    Status:
    Being implemented, Planning, Delivery

    2018 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Join and attend the Southend District Dementia Action Alliance

    Join and attend the Southend District Dementia Action Alliance

    Status:

    2018 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Appoint a dementia champion within our organisation who will actively seek to engage and teach people about dementia.

    Appoint a dementia champion within our organisation who will actively seek to engage and teach people about dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Train staff in dementia awareness and the person-centred approach, including all staff to undertake the Dementia Friends Initiative

    Train staff in dementia awareness and the person-centred approach, including all staff to undertake the Dementia Friends Initiative

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Offer Dementia Friends champion training to staff

    Offer Dementia Friends champion training to staff

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Maintain awareness of and contribute to local and national dementia strategies through the Eastern County Care facebook page

    Maintain awareness of and contribute to local and national dementia strategies through the Eastern County Care facebook page

    Status:
    Completed