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Havering Dementia Carers Support Group

To support carers who look after people with dementia. To give information and advice and arrange activities i.e. theatre outings, etc

12 June 2018
Communication, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Havering 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?

To have a place where carers and their cared for feel safe, not isolated and have a network of support

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

The main challenge would be the loss of venue and car parking facilities.  The venue has 2 areas where carers can be separated from their cared for for a few hours to give respite and a chance to speak freely

2. Actions

  • To arrange activities on a Sunday

    Carers feel very isolated and lonely on a weekend, especially Sundays.  Our aim is to organise events to compensate for this

    Being implemented
  • Involve the family unit

    Activities to be organisaed that will involve families so they can understand the struggles carers are experiencing

    Being implemented