Curo is a housing association that provides care and support to any residents, and others in the local community, who need help to live independently. Its Rural Independent Living Service supports customers who have memory issues, whether diagnosed or not, in rural areas of Bath & North East Somerset. As well as visiting individuals at home, we also run memory cafes for all who want to come along.
- 4 January 2019
- South West
- Community organisations, Housing Sector, Letting, Social Care
- Local Alliances:
- Bath & North East Somerset
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 for people to live with dementia, or for their carers to better understand and cope with the changes they will encounter. Our support can be practical ( providing technological solutions, giving people lifts to appointments, arranging aids and adaptations); social (getting people to meet others); financial (helping them to apply for benefits, paying bills); emotional (providing an understanding ear to people and those around them).
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Pressures of time and money on the organisations we need to liaise with to deliver support to our customers.
Raise awareness of dementia across my organisationWrite a weekly blog for our intranet, the Orb, highlighting one new thing I've learnt about dementia that I think may be of interest to my colleagues.
Arrange for all in our team to become Dementia Friends
Set a schedule for all my colleagues to have Dementia Friends training in the next 12 months.
Run a session on assistive technology for colleagues
Put on a training session in February to inform colleagues of what technology can be helpful for people with dementia.
- Being implemented