The Compact is a response to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia and it sets out a ‘commitment to supporting the delivery of the National Dementia Strategy and improving care and support for people with dementia, their carers and families.’
All companies who sign up are committing to challenge perceptions surrounding social care services for people with dementia. Companies will pledge that their services will ‘provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time’.
The demanding requirements of the Compact will allow us to assess, against international best practice standards, where we stand today as a provider of predominantly dementia care services.
It demands that we produce an action plan, which outlines and demonstrates our direction for the coming year, how we will get there, and what resources and methods we are intending to implement to achieve these goals. This will be published and peer reviewed and we have a requirement to report at least annually our progress.
Our progressions at MBi Social Care will also be offered to assist in forming the thinking and practice of other compact members, and be further used to filter into future best practice, including government and other high level policy procedures and guidance documents, and in public and private sector planning.
MBi Social Care, along with other companies who have made a commitment, will:
- Focus on quality of life for people with dementia, as well as quality of care. By knowing the person, their life history and their personal culture, our staff will deliver a personalised package of care and support
- Set a benchmark for high quality, relationship-based care and support for people with dementia. We will inspire and encourage our sector to take responsibility for delivering this, building on existing good practice
- Engage and involve the wider community to improve their support for people with dementia, including GPs and healthcare professionals
- Play our part in supporting the wider community, sharing the knowledge and skills of our staff, and inviting people into our care settings
- Work with commissioners of care for people with dementia to ensure they commission quality care services appropriately; and
- Clearly set out how we have delivered on this Compact to make a difference for people with dementia, their carers and families. This will link into the work on quality and transparency being taken forward as part of the Care & Support White Paper
To find out more about the Dementia Care & Support Compact, visit: