Organisation
Organisation Name

MacIntyre

Website

http://www.macintyrecharity.org/

Organisation Summary

Established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child, MacIntyre has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice.

We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales. Our diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

What sectors does your organisation work in?

Disabilities

Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?

The National Dementia Action Alliance has done some fantastic work with their Seldom Heard: Seen & Heard Campaign, MacIntyre were heavily involved in the preparation and delivery of this Campaign and really supported it in every way that we can. We also would like to see accessible Dementia Statements so are working with a group within MacIntyre to create these. This is important to us because, at MacIntyre, we believe that everyone who uses a MacIntyre service has the right to expect support in a way that makes sense to them, whatever their age. We encourage the people we support to be ambitious and achieve their dreams.

Our staff support people to live well with dementia by making the environment dementia friendly, continuously listening to them, being sensitive to their hopes and fears, being flexible and adapting the support offered to keep their independence for as long as possible.

By working closely with the person’s network of friends, family and other relationships, we support people on all stages of the dementia pathway. From receiving the diagnosis, to post-diagnostic support, to living well and doing the things they enjoy, right through to end of life care, we use Person Centred Approaches to ensure the person’s wishes and needs are always met.