Brecon and District Mind is a recognised Dementia Friendly Organisation. In order to gain this status all of our staff and some volunteers undertook the Dementia Friends training.
The Dementia Friendly Activities group is run from our centre at Ty Croeso every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in conjunction with Dementia Friendly Communities Brecon and the Alzheimer’s Society. This activity is supported by volunteers.
The Local Teaching Health Board also run their Memory Clinic in ‘Ty Croeso’ on Mondays by referral and appointment only via GP’s and Psychiatric Services.
Red Kite health Solutions Community Interest Company
Red Kite Health Solutions CIC is a community interest company which has been formed by the four GP practices in South Powys. The CIC was formed to enable health care services to be provided collectively across South Powys and provide the opportunity to formally develop partnerships with the third sector.
Brecon and District Mind met with local GPs and presented Active Monitoring as an opportunity to support the mental health of the GP’s patients. Working with one of the practice managers they developed a proposal to take to Red Kite.
Red Kite agreed to fund Active Monitoring for a year while the partnership looks for further funding opportunities to sustain the programme.
Active Monitoring will initially be delivered on two sites (Hay and Talgarth surgeries), with the view to rolling out across more sites if the trial proves successful.
Active Monitoring, presented as a complete product package, provided assurances to Red Kite around the procedures for data protection and the monitoring of quality.
Red Kite Health Solutions found Active Monitoring a good starting point to test their commissioning aspirations. A local service with reassurance of a tested national delivery provision from Mind.