Our Past Projects
Browse just a few of the many projects we have launched!
The Care Home Project
AgeTrust are currently delivering a structured volunteer befriending programme to benefit severely lonely residents of care homes based within local communities.
Befriending is often associated with the elderly and supporting the elderly based within their own homes.
Befriending is done through a combination of telephone and face to face visits which promote users independence and increases their likelihood of them re-entering the community independently or with volunteer support.
Information Prescription’s Projects
AgeTrust worked with the Guideposts Trust to develop, deliver and evaluate health, social care and wellbeing Information Prescriptions for GPs – a programme very highly rated in evaluation by Deloitte. Information Prescriptions give GPs the ability to offer people dealing with long term conditions, and their families, ways to get the support and help they need. This is not just hand over a pile of leaflets and wish you good luck – it’s a real support system letting you know who can help with each problem, often right where you are. IPs began with dementia and diabetes, and can now be applied to any condition.
Primary Care Navigator Project
AgeTrust co-developed for the National Association of Primary Care and delivered Primary Care Navigator (PCN) trainings for non-clinical staff in London and nationwide. PCNs are GP surgery and community pharmacy staff trained to guide people to the widest range of local and national help we need to prevent illness, prevent trouble and crisis when we are ill, and increase wellbeing. Health Education England partnered this work for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, co-funded with a grant to Agetrust from the Department of Health. Diabetes support was next and now carries on, with the NAPC extending these programmes to other long term conditions.
Post-Diagnostic Support Group
AgeTrust acted as part of the Department of Health Post-Diagnostic Support Group. At the end of 2015 the Secretary of State for Health wrote to thank us for our “leadership, support and commitment” in this regard and said “Your determination to improve the lives of people with dementia has driven a step change in responding to dementia and provides a solid platform on which together we can build for the future.”
Dementia Action Alliance Project
AgeTrust led and co-funded the Dementia Action Alliance action group on post-diagnostic support. We have been a substantial contributor to the DAA, an organisation which includes the Department of Health, NHS England, local authorities, leading charities and businesses. As part of leading the action group Agetrust has delivered two commissioned DAA / Department of Health reports on how to best help people after a diagnosis and their carers, and what the situation is now.