The SPAC Team and our Projects
The Office Manager
The Dementia Project
- Older People with dementia will have access to a specialised advocate who will support them to have their voice heard in decisions affecting their lives.
- The concerns and interests of people with dementia will be considered at all appropriate levels of the planning and service delivery process. The director will take these on to the strategic stage
- Older people with dementia will have access to services that promote and defend their rights and Care plans/packages will be more responsive and take into account their full needs
Continuing Health Care/Residential & Nursing Homes Advocacy
Housing Options Advocacy
The aim of this project is to enable older people to explore their housing, support and care options and to then to help older people to act upon/ achieve their chosen form of housing, support and/ or care.
We will also aim to empower service users to make and implement their own decisions about their housing, care and support.
General Advocacy Project
Older Peoples' Forums Co-ordinator
For a number of years SPAC has facilitated two geographic forums (Southport & Bootle) for older people. Initially it was around health and social care but in recent years they have broadened their scope and size to encompass any issues they felt have an impact upon older people. They meet on a monthly basis and have developed into an information and consultation group for a whole range of service providers as well as bringing in experts to talk to them about their concerns. Recently we have developed a third forum in Maghull.
The forums were instrumental in the development of the first Sefton Strategy for Older Citizens and also played a huge role in the setting up the Sefton Partnership for Older Citizens (SPOC). Members of the forum represent a third of the partnership members and undergo training in representation skills.