emh homes is a profit for purpose organisation formed in 1946 providing housing and care to improve opportunities for people. We currently have over 19000 properties. Within the Blaby District we have 2800 properties of which we have over 1000 sheltered housing tenants,12 sheltered housing schemes and 1 extra care scheme. We also deliver a lifeline service in the district to non tenants. We back up our housing with a range of support services for residents who need help to live securely and independently. Our vision is to be the best social housing and care business in the country, leading the market as service provider and employer.
- 24 October 2019
- East Midlands
- Housing Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 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 providing the right environment and meeting their housing and or care needs, our tenants can make choices, be empowered and have the opportunity to live full and productive lives.
emh homes is about creating communities and striving to be the best in everything we do. We aim to support people living with dementia, their families and carers by training frontline staff and to raise awareness of dementia by delivering dementia friends awareness sessions. Our ultimate goal is to become a dementia friendly organisation.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Time and resources are the challenges to delivering these outcomes. Delivering the dementia friends sessions in-house by arranging the training of several dementia friends’ champions and by being disciplined all actions are achievable.
Emh crosses many different authorities but focusing initially on the Blaby District will be a great start.
Improving our understanding
Arrange for all staff to attend a dmentia awareness session to ensure greater understading of the condition and how we can help.
Appoint a dementia lead contact within the organisation and identify local dementia action allainces and match geographically sheltered schemes/housing officers zones.
Use dementia friendly signage in all our sheltered housing schemes
Provide dementia firienldy signage to sheltered schemes initally in the Blaby District but cascading across the organisation.