HAVERING CARERS' HUB
Havering Carers' Hub can offer support and information to an Adult Carer, caring for an individual over the age of 18 years. The services we provide include: Emotional support individually or in a group, Regular telephone support,Home Visits, Peer Support Groups, Awareness Training,Information relating to Carers' Assessments, Hospital Discharge, Dementia Services, Informal Advocacy, Access to welfare benefits advice. We also provide regular Carer Forums usually 3 times a year giving Carers' the opportunity to meet with other Carers and speak with representatives from the local authority and Health.
- 19 February 2019
- 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 discover new carers within the Borough of individuals who have concerns about early on-set dementia or who have just received a Dementia diagnosis and need support and signposting. Link with partners within the Borough to enhance support groups that may already be in existence with the view to developing them further and establishing any gaps. To work closely with the local authority and Health keeping up-to-date with developments within the Borough. Encourage discussion and awareness training around Dementia via all generic support groups run via the Hub and link in with established training that is already in existence. Promote joint working by carrying a variety of information within the Carers' Hub Packs.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Challenge is to ensure that outreach/activities/events are attended as a matter of course by the Hub and to spread the word about our organisation and what we are able to offer. Seeking to find new Carers. This to be done within the resources available. Challenge is to keep encouraging partnership working with the view to being able to signpost into established services that are in existence to support the cared-for. Training an important element of Dementia Awareness - the challenge is to reach new Carers at the opportune time for them.