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Lovejoy Centre ( Charity Dementia Tech )

Ann Marie Lovejoy started Lovejoy Centre in August 2011 and saw a need for qualitative activity sessions within the care sector. After working as a registered home manager in various settings for six years, she left her role and set up a service to provide reminiscence, music and art sessions for residents in private residential home settings. The main approach is person centred to take into account the whole person and providing specialist sessions for individuals at varying stages of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Offering special themed boxes of interest for reminiscence sessions and a stimulative schedule for Art and Music sessions. Currently covering West and East Sussex and South London. Our Aims and Objectives Our philosophy is to provide a service of the highest standard which meets the individual needs of each client we engage with. Their wishes and individuality are respected and given the utmost consideration when our activity sessions are designed. This helps us to work alongside care home management to promote individuality with dignity. We respect the views of our clients on all levels whether the care home management team or residents and welcome feedback to enable us to develop and continuously provide the best possible service at all times. We employ staff with the necessary skills and attributes to deliver excellent qualitative sessions which are rewarding and enjoyable for all.

Updated:
14 March 2019
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Arts, Businesses and shops, Care, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Communication, Community organisations, Domiciliary Care, Education Sector, Faith Groups, Health, Hospitality, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Medical, Recreation, Schools, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Worthing 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?

Our Aims and Objectives

Our philosophy is to provide a service of the highest standard which meets the individual needs of each client we engage with. Their wishes and individuality are respected and given the utmost consideration when our activity  sessions are designed. This helps us to work alongside care home management to promote individuality with dignity.

We respect the views of our clients on all levels whether the care home management team or residents and welcome feedback to enable us to develop and continuously provide the best possible service at all times.

We employ staff with the necessary skills and attributes to deliver excellent qualitative sessions which are rewarding and enjoyable for all.

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

We find lack of finance  can be an issue and have set up our charity to help provide free resources to people with dementia and care homes through our community projects.

Member website

www.lovejoycentre.co.uk

2. Actions

  • To Dispel the Myths Around Dementia

    We provide inter - generational community projects to break down stigmas, through uniting the young and the elderly together through reminiscence and art sessions.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Access to Dementia Friendly Technology For All

    Dementia Tech is our local community charity which brings the latest technological equipment that is beneficial to people who have dementia. We use items and technology that is dementia focused, which has amazing benefits on those who use them. What we endeavour to do as a charity is purchase such technology and avail it to those who have dementia in the community to use it and have access of such items. We run community projects, work with care homes and day centres utilising our equipment which includes a virtual reality headset , a magic table and the use of tablets and other technology which we use in sessions we facilitate.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Person Centered Activities For Older People

    “To provide a high standard of affordable, qualitative, stimulative person centered engaging activity sessions for older people in the community.” Our Aims and Objectives Our philosophy is to provide a service of the highest standard which meets the individual needs of each client we engage with. Their wishes and individuality are respected and given the utmost consideration when our activity sessions are designed. This helps us to work alongside care home management to promote individuality with dignity. We respect the views of our clients on all levels whether the care home management team or residents and welcome feedback to enable us to develop and continuously provide the best possible service at all times. We employ staff with the necessary skills and attributes to deliver excellent qualitative sessions which are rewarding and enjoyable for all.

    Status:
    Being implemented