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London Independent Living Service

London Independent Living Service (LILS) is a new meals on wheels initiative that has been launched to help tackle food poverty and malnutrition in London. LILS is an extension of Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), an award-winning, charitable, not-for-profit social enterprise helping people to stay independent, healthy, and happy in their homes. HILS also helps alleviate long term unemployment by providing opportunities to people facing barriers to work. LILS is currently providing meal services in the boroughs of Camden and Haringey. The core service offered is the delivery of hot, nutritious lunches and desserts and complimentary welfare checks for the disabled, elderly, and vulnerable.

Updated:
20 November 2018
Location:
London
Sectors:
Charity, Clinical Commissioning Group, Community organisations, Health, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Camden Dementia Action Alliance, Haringey 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?

By delivering meals on wheels, we enable people people to stay independent, healthy, and happy in their homes. People with dementia, often have a poor apetitie, which can lead to malnutrition and declinign health. By providing meals on wheels, we ensure that people with dementia are adequately noursihed and looked after.

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

We have not been able to train all our staff on being dementia friendly, due to time-restraints and limitations of being ano perational business.

Member website

www.lils.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Training Staff

    We pledge to train our staff in being dementia friendly, to better equip them when delivering meals on wheels.

    Status:
    Planning