Dementia Advocacy Project

Our Older Persons Project has led to a significant demand to develop a specialist Dementia Advocacy Project to work with a very vulnerable, marginalised and under-represented group of people in North Tyneside.

Our Advocates understand the impact of dementia on the individual and address the difficulties with skill and sensitivity when working with a person who may have faced discrimination and abuse. Our project promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice for people with dementia who are so often excluded from the decision making process. The most important part of our role as Advocates is to ensure that the person is at the centre of any decision to be made regarding their future and their further care, whilst retaining some independence for as long as possible.

Our aim is to provide a holistic advocacy service for people with dementia, focussed on supporting them and their families, using a combination of Case Advocacy, Citizen Advocacy and Self-Advocacy Group Support to ensure we tailor our work to the needs of the individual. This can also be an extremely distressing time for the families involved. At Independent Advocacy we want to develop our dementia work further and have built upon our current links with the Psychiartry of Old Age Service. This year we introduced a monthly drop-in session for patients and family members at the in-patient units which we then increased to fortnightly to meet demand; we have also began facilitating training sessions for in-patient unit staff.

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IMCA - Making Decisions Booklet

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The Mental Capacity Implementation Programme published this booklet. It was written by Sue Lee at Speaking Up.

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