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MertonVision

We provide a rehabilitation service whose aim is to promote the maximum amount of independence and choice for clients. Part of which process is helping reintegrates them with their local community. We also provide a follow up Outreach Service which provides immediate support to our centre based or community activities. We will also ensure regular intermittent contact in case there is a change of mind or circumstance. At our centre we have opportunities for lifelong learning through our variety of activities including Falls Prevention, Yoga and Zumba exercise classes, IT Support, Arts and Crafts, Coffee morning and lunch Club. We also have a Resource Room where we have specialist equipment so our Service |users can try before they buy. We provide a Home Visiting service with our Outreach Team and our Volunteers.

Updated:
13 April 2018
Location:
London
Sectors:
Charity, Health, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Merton 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?

MertonVision will be making arrangements to organise education and training in Dementia Friendly for our Centre based staff, Volunteers and our Outreach Team. This will enable us to ensure we raise awareness to our Service users, Carers and their families when carrying out our domiciliary and community visits. In addition, we can replicate this with regards to visitors to attend our Guardian Centre and Resources Room. MertonVision have hosted the Merton Alzheimer’s Group in the past, before it moved to the Mitcham Dementia Hub. Although this was successful, we would improve our centre accessibility by including Dementia Friendly signage.

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

We are a small Organisation with only 6 Centre based staff. The Staff are both full and part time and we carry out a lot of domiciliary visit which makes getting everybody in the office for a specific period for training very difficult. In addition, the Centre is very busy on most days with fixed activities throughout the week. The Centre activities are all structured for visually impaired people and it may be a challenge to educate our Service Users to work in partnership with visually impaired people who have Dementia.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    The manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Raise awareness of dementia to customers and the community

    Provide awareness leaflets & posters.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Make the environment more dementia friendly

    Access guidance on special signage and where it should be located.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Make the environment more dementia friendly

    Access guidance on special signage and where it should be located.

    Status:
    Planning