The centres support:
- adults living with dementia and their carers
- local people - the centre will be a hub for the local community with integrated services tailored to the needs of the community they serve
The centres have open public areas, centre-based services to meet assessed needs are the base for community support home care staff as well as short and long term residential care.
Open public areas
The aim of the public areas is to provide an open access resource for older people in the community and their carers. Anyone can access these services and there is no need to have a formal assessment.
Services based on individual support plans
Services which may be available following a full assessment of need include:
- intensive day care places available seven days per week
- day opportunities in a range of multi-purpose rooms and facilities which can provide assessment, therapy, treatment and social activities
- an assessment service for people with dementia, and carer peer support groups
- promotion of carer’s assessments and carer’s emergency card
- arts projects and therapy
- memory box groups, carers and cared for people helped to develop memory boxes
Specialist home care is available to complement the centres and includes:
- a team dedicated to support local people with dementia, within a specialist service specification
- a flexible service supporting carers in crisis
Residential accommodation and support
Within each centre there are 32 residential bedrooms with en-suite facilities. They also include a range of computerised electronic systems throughout the building that will, for instance, reduce the risk of falling by allowing lights to come on automatically when residents get out of bed in the night or detect when residents may have unexpectedly left their rooms.
Long-term residential care
- 16 CQC registered long stay beds in units of up to eight people based on individual person-centred plans
- self contained and safe
- strengthening existing skills and focus on empowering individuals
- providing opportunities for activities
- specialist support, within the Derbyshire dementia care pathway
Short-stay residential accommodation
There are 16 Care Quality Commission registered places providing short breaks and intermediate care.
Community care centres in Derbyshire
We currently have the following centres:
- Oakland Community Centre in Swadlincote - combined with an Extra Care housing scheme
- Staveley Community Centre near Chesterfield
- Meadow View near Matlock
- Florence Shipley in Heanor