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Helping Hands Colchester

Here at Helping Hands we offer individually tailored high quality home care in Colchester and the surrounding areas. Still family owned and run, we draw on over 28 years’ experience, to ensure that the very best standards of support are delivered by our carers to each one of our customers. We provide everything from companionship, housekeeping, through to providing more complex healthcare support for people with conditions such as MS, Spinal Injuries, Parkinson’s, Acquired Brain Injuries, Dementia and those that have suffered a stroke. Every member of the Helping Hands team is here to ensure we enable our customers to enjoy the quality of life they deserve in the comfort in their own home, irrespective of their personal or medical needs.

13 July 2019
Local Alliances:
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?

Helping Hands Colchester is committed to making more people aware of Dementia. Two members of the team are undertaking their dementia champion training and we will run sessions for our staff, customers and their families and invite the local community.

Our office is Dementia friendly and we often have customers with dementia visiting our office whilst with their care staff.

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

Ensuring that staff are allowed time to complete their dementia friends training and fully supported with this role.

Considering how to make our garden space dementia friendly.

2. Actions

  • Improving the Understanding of Dementia

    Manager has arranged for two members of the office staff to complete Dementia Champion training in March, they will then role this out to the team and eventually customers, their families and the local community.


    2019 - First Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Team events to raise money for Dementia Charities

    To run events run throughout the year to donate to Dementia Charities

    We have organised a coffee morning for the Alzheimer's society at the Luney Club in Harwich raising £126.00 

    Being implemented

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    New Member Action

  • Ensuring our office is Dementia Friendly

    Making sure our office is Dementia friendly for when customers and their carers visit. We also provide Dementia packs to our customers with Dementia which includes a useful calendar and pictures to identify rooms around the home.


    2019 - First Quarter Update

    New Member Action