Allied Hands is a new provider of domiciliary care services. We believe in a model of care giving which empowers and sustains, enabling our service users to remain independent in their own homes. To achieve this we work closely with the community and external organisations, these links enable us to build a team around our clients, share experiences and ensure best outcomes.
- 25 February 2019
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Care, Domiciliary Care, Social Care
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds 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?
As a provider of Dementia care in the home, Allied Hands is committed to training our carers to become Dementia Specialists and to also share our knowledge with customers and local communities so the profile of Dementia can be raised. Alongside better understanding of the types and stages of Dementia, our emphasis is on giving carers, family members and members of the public practical advice and coping strategies.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenge lies in keeping up with increasing demand as the marketplace grows. We invest heavily in building awareness of Dementia but it is not enough. More emphasis needs to be put on growing public knowledge of the condition – in terms of explaining what dementia is, how it can make someone act and what help is available.
Dementia Specilist Care
We will train our carers to not only have an awareness of Dementia but most importantly to know how our customers are experiencing Dementia and to assist them in their daily activities using practical techniques – such as the ‘hand over hand technique’.