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Carers First

Carers FIRST supports people from the age of 5 to 105 who provide unpaid care for a relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage without this help

15 August 2018
East of England
Care, Health, Other, Voluntary
Local Alliances:
Tendring Dementia Action Alliance , Colchester 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?

Carers First supports carers of people with Dementia within the generic support that we provide. We give information and advice to Carers. This could be about carers assessments and other statutory support available as well as emotional support and an opportunity to talk one to one with an advisor to help identify any other areas where support is needed

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

Networking is important to ensure Carers are made aware of the support we can offer and the other more specialist organisations that Carers can be signposted to if needed

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2. Actions

  • Raise awareness about people caring for others with dementia and the support that is available to them within the staff team

    Our Carers Support staff will be given opportunities to attend dementia awareness training to ensure their understanding of how caring for someone with dementia can impact on carers lives.  

  • Build relationships with local dementia support groups and signpost clients to services and information

    Staff are aware of the services on offer in our area to carers of people with Dementia and signpost to the relevant support   

  • Support and engage in partnership activity to develop dementia friendly communities

    Carer Support and Assessment Coordinators in our North East Essex team will actively seek out partnership opportunities including attending the Dementia Café’s and hub activities in the area.