Action Plan

Care England is the largest representative body for social care in the UK and our members deliver residential care services for older people, (the majority of whom are living with some dementia) people with learning disabilities, people with brain injuries, and people living with mental health issues. We lobby and advocate on behalf of the sector, provide services to our members. and have developed a range of initiatives designed to improve care.We have developed and disseminated the care and support compact for people living with dementia.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

And we intend to disseminate good practice and encourage services for people living with dementia to further improve and develop.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will cascade information about what works, we will create opportunities for services to connect to one another and share good practice, we will fund the outstanding society and we will continue to work with the NDAA on identifying gaps in quality or provision and tried to find mechanisms to improve services.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

We are working with the National Care Forum and The National Association of Activity Providers to further develop the care home open day and we are also planning an arts and activity day. These initiatives are designed to reduce isolation and to include care home residents in artistic and community activity.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

We will be encouraging thousands of care homes to take part In National Care Home Open Day and the arts And Creativity Day and we will be providing a range of resources and also developing a national publicity strategy to raise the profile of both events.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

We are supporting several research collaborators who are researching how to improve care and support for people living with dementia.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

Care England will act as an adviser to these research projects. We will act as a conduit between the researchers and care services. We will help to disseminate results and embed good practice in the provision of care.

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.

Commitment 4 - Relating to:

We have funded and supported The Outstanding Society, which brings together services that have been awarded an outstanding rating by the care quality commission. The purpose of the society is to spread good practice and much of this is good practice in supporting people living with dementia in.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 4?

 

Our work has benefited from the advice, support and information provided by the NDAA. We also gain a lot from connections with other members of the Alliance and the opportunity to share good practice and discuss issues relating to dementia is greatly valued by Care England.

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.