One You Merton
We deliver health promotion services across Merton borough which include the following: • Website accessible to all promoting healthy living with Apps on health eating, physical activities, stop smoking, reducing alcohol intake and mental wellbeing. • Brief intervention presentations to communities and frontline staff at organisations • Mini health checks to organisations staff and on attending outreach events. • Health champion training, which is Royal Society of Public health accredited training.
- 29 May 2019
- Local Alliances:
- Merton 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 staff have undertaken Dementia training and few had become Dementia friends. We respect and support the personal choice of individuals with dementia. On delivering the mini health checks services at the Dementia Hub, which we do on regular basis, we try always to support clients’ needs and encourage them to voice that out whenever they can.We always include the carer in the final decision. By doing the above we are trying to enable them to feel valued and understood.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We have been delivering our service for two year and by adapting the approach mentioned above we haven’t faced with big challenges so far.
Raising awareness of our servicesOur web site has a wealth of information and we would encourage people to access it and contact us if any further information will be needed
Delivering mini Health checks
The mini health checks include :
blood pressure with atrial fibrillation checks,height and weight-BMI, carbon Monoxide checks and lung age test.
This will be followed by referrals to other organisation, GPs according to needs , in addition to giving the health advice according to the needs.
The individuals will be given the choice of having over the phone one to one healthy living support..
Delivering Health Champion Training to Staff
The training will enable staff to support clients by giving healthy living’s messages, support behaviours changes and know more about effective communications. They will get a Level2 Certification from Royal Society of public health