For Brian CIC

This is a small not-for-profit company dedicated to improving the lives of people living with with dementia and their carers. Our principal aims are to be: Inclusive Activities will be designed with people with dementia and their families in mind, but will be open to all whether they have a diagnosis of dementia or not. An activity that is good for people with dementia is good for everyone’s brain health and general wellbeing, and vice versa. For Brian will aim to improve the ‘visibility’ of people with dementia, involving them in their communities with people of all generations and walks of life. Accessible People with dementia and their families face considerable challenges 24/7 which isolate and make accessing activities difficult. People with dementia and their families will be helped to access activities delivered by ‘For Brian’. Access will never be limited by area or postcode. Sustainable ‘For Brian’ will aim (through organising funding applications and bridge funding, and collaborating with partners) to ensure continuity of delivery of meaningful and beneficial activities. Person-centered Activities will be co-produced with people for whom these activities are intended. They will be designed to accommodate people’s different needs and abilities. Activities will be built with flexibility to be modified according to peoples input and feedback. State-of -the-art All activities working and communicating with people living with dementia will be informed by the latest evidence and understanding from the sphere of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and dementia research. Evidence of benefits amassed from ‘For Brian’ activities will be fed back for the benefit of others.

Updated:
29 September 2018
Location:
London
Sectors:
Arts, Care, Charity, Community organisations, Health, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Recreation, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Enfield Dementia Action Alliance, Westminster Dementia Action Alliance, Merton Dementia Action Alliance, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance, Camden Dementia Action Alliance, Ealing Dementia Action Alliance, Hackney Dementia Action Alliance, Haringey Dementia Action Alliance, Barnet Dementia Action Alliance, 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?

This is a small not-for-profit company dedicated to improving the lives of people living with with dementia and their carers. Our principal aims are to be:

Inclusive Activities will be designed with people with dementia and their families in mind, but will be open to all whether they have a diagnosis of dementia or not. An activity that is good for people with dementia is good for everyone’s brain health and general wellbeing, and vice versa. For Brian will aim to improve the ‘visibility’ of people with dementia, involving them in their communities with people of all generations and walks of life.

Accessible People with dementia and their families face considerable challenges 24/7 which isolate and make accessing activities difficult. People with dementia and their families will be helped to access activities delivered by ‘For Brian’. Access will never be limited by area or postcode.

Sustainable ‘For Brian’ will aim (through organising funding applications and bridge funding, and collaborating with partners) to ensure continuity of delivery of meaningful and beneficial activities.

Person-centered Activities will be co-produced with people for whom these activities are intended. They will be designed to accommodate people’s different needs and abilities. Activities will be built with flexibility to be modified according to peoples input and feedback.

State-of -the-art All activities working and communicating with people living with dementia will be informed by the latest evidence and understanding from the sphere of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and dementia research. Evidence of benefits amassed from  ‘For Brian’ activities will be fed back for the benefit of others.

Funding has been granted in Wandsworth to engage 10 families living with young onset dementia.

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

This is a social enterprise run with and for people with dementia and their families. Services are co constructed with individuals; needs change as circumstances change and For Brian aims to work with this, helping to dissolve postcode boundaries and deliver a person centred rather than service centred service. The biggest challenge is in obtaining funding to deliver the structure and continuity that people with dementia and their families need, overcoming some of the major challenges to services in a time of austerity and cuts, and the way services are normally funded.

Member website

www.forbrian.co

2. Actions

  • develop peer support for people with dementia

    A grant has been awarded for young people with dmentia and their familes in Wandsworth to engage 10 families and set up a peer support service

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • dementia friends sessions

    I we will aim to run 10 dementia friends sessions and increase the number of champions working with For Brian CIC

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Grow For Brian CIC

    We are a new organisation looking to deliver services around individuals. Inclusive. Accessible. Sustainable. Person centred. State of the Art. We hope to deliver activity and interventions in Wandsworth, Haringey, and Hammersmith and Fulham within the next 18 months

    Status:
    Being implemented