29 Oct 2015
Two carers from a Newcastle care home will be presenting at this year’s National UK Dementia Congress, the largest annual dementia focused event in the UK,. The Congress is celebrating its 10th year and will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd November in Telford. The event is an opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others experience. Presentations will show how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus.
Flo Francis and Ann Wilson from Anchor’s Cranlea care home in Kingston Park are attending the event to present on their work with Anchor’s internal accreditation, Anchor Inspires. This accreditation is awarded to Anchor care homes that deliver the highest quality and standards of dementia services, where person-centred care is embedded into every element of a resident’s life.
Anchor Inspires celebrates best practice and has been developed by Anchor’s in-house dementia experts, based on studies from around the world, including research into the use of iPads in care homes conducted with the world-renowned Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester.
“Anchor Inspires has been a fantastic for us all at Cranlea,” said Ann, who is a Team Leader for the home. “Understanding residents’ backgrounds, interests and personal tastes has been key in developing the environment and the changes we have made.”
Flo is equally excited to share what Cranlea have been doing. “It’s a great honour for us,” she said. “Although we’ll be nervous we’re really excited about informing everyone about the journey we have been on and the impact it has made on the residents lives and also about the positive impact it has had throughout the home on the staff.”
Cranlea’s Home Manager Lynn Day said “Everyone works so hard within the home to make sure we’re enhancing the lives of residents living with dementia, ensuring they can continue to do the things they love in a caring and supportive environment.”
For more information on Cranlea care home, contact 0345 140 2020.