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What works resource pack

What works resource pack

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Involving People Living with Dementia Reference group, commissioned by South West Dementia Partnership, has recently developed a ‘what works’ resource pack when involving engaging and consulting with people.

The resource pack is made up 18 cards each aimed at giving specific information, advice and top tips on a range of topics that will help overcome or prevent this, and support people with dementia to get involved in activities whilst recognising their current abilities.

The resource cards have been written by people living with dementia, individuals, carers, volunteers and staff. The focus is to strengthen opportunities and directly involve people with dementia as well as carers.

http://www.southwestdementiapartnership.org.uk/system-redesign/involvement/
Involving People Living with Dementia Reference group, commissioned by South West Dementia Partnership, has recently developed a ‘what works’ resource pack when involving engaging and consulting with people.

The resource pack is made up 18 cards each aimed at giving specific information, advice and top tips on a range of topics that will help overcome or prevent this, and support people with dementia to get involved in activities whilst recognising their current abilities.

The resource cards have been written by people living with dementia, individuals, carers, volunteers and staff. The focus is to strengthen opportunities and directly involve people with dementia as well as carers.

http://www.southwestdementiapartnership.org.uk/system-redesign/involvement/

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Involving PeopleLiving with DementiaMaking Involvement Count
 
‘MAKING INVOLVEMENT COUNT’SECTION 01 - Background
1 - INTRODUCTION
The Involving People Living with Dementia Reerence group, commissioned by the SouthWest Dementia Partnership, has recently developed ‘what works’ resource cards to helpwhen engaging and consulting with people with dementia.These resource cards have been written by people living with dementia, carers, volunteers,sta and Local Involvement Networks (LINks) HealthWatch. Their aim is to strengthenand directly involve people with dementia as well as their amilies and carers.The ocus o these cards is to provide tools and techniques or sta to acilitate andsupport people to express their preerences, get involved in activities whilst recognisingtheir current abilities.This work has taken into account the general engagement, involvement and dementiaspecifc resources already available to inorm the project and understand the barriers toinvolving people living with dementia.The ollowing also oers ‘ood or thought’ or organisations to consider dierentapproaches when involving people living with dementia; or example at a ocus group, at aconerence or organising an event.There is a large amount o reading material available or those who would like to knowmore. Card 4 provides some suggestions or urther reading.
The Cards
The Reerence group agreed to work towards the development o cards oering top tipsand general guidance when involving people with dementia under the ollowing topics:
•Background•Generalprinciples•Communication•AboutConsultation•Developinggroups•Recruitmentandtraining•Serviceevaluationandimprovement
 
‘MAKING INVOLVEMENT COUNT’SECTION 01 - Background
2 - AIMS OF THE WORK
Using the work reerenced in Cantley C. et al, (2005) Listen to Us: Involving peoplewith dementia in planning and developing services Section 2 page 12 Dementia North,Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne.People with dementia should be enabled to:
•playafullpartindecisionsabouteverydaymattersandmajordecisions
 aecting their lives;
•participateintheoperationandmanagementofservices,
 e.g. by involvement in recruitment;
•inuenceimprovementsinserviceoperation,e.g.bypromptingchanges
 in the way in which reerrals are made to specialist services;
•inuencefutureserviceprovision,e.g.bysuggestingalternativesto
 traditional day care;
•haveavoiceinthepolicy-makingprocess,e.g.bycampaigningfor
 
newlife-enhancingresources;and•haveavoiceinthewidercommunity,e.g.bychangingattitudesto
 dementia through involvement in community groups.
Involvementoftenleadstoincreasedself-esteemandcondenceforpeoplewith
dementia.It is not easy to achieve the above which is why the Involving People with DementiaReerence group has designed these cards. Some views rom the group are expressedbelow
“We very often go for the easy option – ask people to come to a meeting.”“We take a tokenistic approach to involvement so we can tick the box.”“We consider the family’s view of the world as the default position.”

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