West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource CentreNovember 2 2020
The West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre deliver quality services that improve life opportunities including care of vulnerable people, education, health and wellbeing, training and creating voluntary and paid employment opportunities.
Some of the main services are listed below and more information can be found on the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre website at https://www.wbacrc.org.uk.
Day Care Service
Our Health and Wellbeing day care service provides a stimulating environment with particular regard to, but not exclusively, the needs of our African Caribbean older people. The service is for people who are aged 55+, isolated in their homes and who would benefit from social contact and befriending.
African Caribbean and BME Carers Information, Advice and Navigation Service
The African Caribbean and BME Carers Information, Advice and Navigation service aims to support carers to access primary, secondary and social care services that will support them in their caring role and improve their own quality of life. We do this by identifying what support they need then we referred them to specialist organisations who are funded by to support carers who care for their loved one, family members and disabled Adults who live or work in Sandwell. Our service also advocates for carers in Sandwell who may or may not have a diagnosis of dementia and takes into consideration peoples personal needs and requirements and we help them to access additional support and services for themselves and people they support
The Sapphire Service is jointly delivered by the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre in partnership with Agewell CIC. In terms of benchmarking quality, the WBACRC service has achieved ISO 9001 Quality Mark since 2012, this is an International and national quality assurance award which demonstrates that we have robust governance and quality systems and procedures In partnership with Agewell and Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust hospital Trust. We understand how overwhelming it can feel to be in hospital and the strain it can put on families and their carers in Sandwell who may or may not have a diagnosis of dementia and takes into consideration peoples personal needs and requirements, the Sapphire Service is here to help.
The SAPPHIRE Plus service went live in April 2020, it is delivered in partnership by Agewell CIC. Our aim is to support older people (Sandwell Residents) and their family carers in Sandwell who may or may not have a diagnosis of dementia and takes into consideration peoples personal needs and requirements while they are in hospital and when they are discharged. Our current services are funded by the Better Care Fund and Sandwell West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trusts Hospital to Home scheme. During the Covid-19 Coronavirus period, our staff are not based on the wards however Discharge Planners (particularly Sandwell Emergency Department and AMU) and the iCares Team can still refer patients to us before they are discharged and our support and wrap around service will commence when the patient goes home. We also accept referrals for Sandwell Residents who are being discharged from City Hospital and Russell’s Hall Hospital.
ACRC Care Service
Our Home Care Service provides personalise care packages to Adults and older people including end of life patients in Sandwell who may or may not have a diagnosis of dementia and takes into consideration peoples personal needs and requirements to allow you to remain at home whilst maximising your independence.
Personalised Support Packages (PSPs) are designed to cater for anyone who may require assistance to remain at home which includes people with dementia you may have difficulties with mobility which affects your everyday living skills. The aim of the PSP is to provide practical support to such individuals as yourselves and their carers (where necessary) to make it possible for them to remain in their own home by providing support with daily living tasks.
African Caribbean Dementia Café Pilot – West Bromwich
We have recently secured funding from the West Bromwich Town Team to develop a culturally sensitive to develop an African Caribbean Dementia Café for people who live in Sandwell that may or may not have a diagnosis of dementia and takes into consideration peoples personal needs and requirements. All our activities will be either based on things that people used to do in the Caribbean and around their cultural identity.