People with dementia benefit greatly from continuing to feel valued, useful and engaged. Indeed long periods of boredom can lead to them feeling frustrated and demonstrating difficult behaviours.
To help avoid this, our Activity Planners will provide a home visit to find out as much as possible about the person with dementia including information about their family, what they did for a living and their hobbies and interests. The Activity Planner will then create a personalised activity plan for you that will aim to help your relative with dementia stay occupied and happy. As well as including information about meaningful tasks they can do at home, it will provide links to activities available in your local area that they may enjoy.
This service is available throughout Cumbria so please contact us for more information.
We’re delighted that the Cumberland Building Society in conjunction with Cumbria Community Foundation have awarded us three years funding to support the work of our Community Activity Planners, Heather & Gilli, in North and West Cumbria. As well as organising the Personalised Activity Plans, they will also set up a range of dementia embracing community activities.
Additionally, the Sir John Fisher Foundation have also provided us with 12 months funding for the work Alison, our Community Activity Planner based in the South, is carrying out within Barrow & the Furness Peninsula.
Behaviour Support Service
We run a Behaviour Support Service in the South Lakes area, which aims to provide assistance to families whose relative with dementia starts to display behaviours they may struggle to understand and cope with. We will visit to learn about as much as possible about the person and their troubling behaviour. We will then suggest strategies, which we hope will make the situation better for both the person with the dementia and their family members.