“When you know who you are, what you can be and where you can lead; when you can be vulnerable and unafraid, laugh, cry and dance a dance you do not know. When you can be in the moment with another person, only then do you have the beginning of being the best that you can be in dementia care. Only then can you recapture the best nursing in dementia care.”
Clare Peters, RMN, Abbey Court
You will be aware from the media that local authorities across the country have to make significant savings. As we are a service provider that receives the majority of our funding from local authorities, this will have an impact on the way we are funded.
In order to secure the future of AFG we therefore need to consider how we too can make significant savings through the modernisation of our services. As Steve Gross, Lancashire County Council’s Director of Commissioning states, “These are difficult financial times and everyone involved in social care must ensure that services provide the best possible value for money.”
Our service is a purpose built house with wide corridors, grab rails, and bedrooms coming off the hallway.
It has communal areas such as the lounge and dining room, but as much as we could decorate and make it look more homely (we often have people coming in and saying how homely it looks), it didn’t give the people that live here much space to go off and do their own thing.