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Bosworth Homecare Services

Bosworth Homecare is a domiciliary care company that help provide care to people in their own homes. We provide the necessary levels of care and support to allow clients to maintain independence in their own home. Plans can be short term to long term, from a few hours per week to daily care. We work with adults of all ages with varying needs, as well as those requiring rehabilitation after an accident or dementia care.

6 November 2018
East Midlands
Care, Domiciliary Care, Health, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire 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?

We work in a person centred way, we ensure that care plans focus on the individual abilities and what they are able to do independently. We review clients regularly to ensure that we continue to meet their changing needs. Our initial induction includes dementia training. All our training staff are continuously updating their dementia knowledge by working with local authorities and larger charities such as Alzheimer's UK. We offer additional training on dementia through independent training companies which staff can sign up to at any time.

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

One challenge is that clients deteriorate quickly and their support plan then becomes outdated. Not all information which may be of benefit is passed on from other health care professionals. We have a duty of care to other individuals in the home, we understand that people with dementia can sometimes display challenging behaviours and therefore we have to make our carers aware of this when going into properties. Another challenge is that family are not always understanding of dementia and the effects it can have. One challenge we face is being able to update staff on new information/resources which have been passed on to our trainers.

2. Actions

  • To provide staff with more training on dementia

    We hope to provide staff with further training on dementia so that they have a better understanding of the illness and how to deal with it.  We hope to do this by sending staff on courses provided by the local authorities and charities. We hope that a further understanding from carers will allow them to provide a higher standard of care and in turn improve the quality of life for those we care for.

    Being implemented
  • Improving understanding of dementia in the local community

    We will be holding free Dementia Friends workshops in the local community and inviting local businesses, schools and members of the community to attend. The workshop will provide people with a better understanding of dementia and help to build a dementia friendly community. Individuals who attend will receive a Dementia Friends badge and be registered on the Dementia Friends website. Local schools and businesses will also be provided with a sticker that they can display in windows to show that they are dementia friendly. 

  • VRQ workbooks - Dementia

    We offer to all our staff the VRQ workbooks in dementia awareness. This is a distance learning course and a NCFE certificate is issued once completed.  We encourage all our staff to complete these as part of their progress and personal development within our organisation. We hope that this will expand the knowledge of our care staff and in turn benefit our clients.