MISSION: To provide resources and coordinate services for care in the community.
AIMS: To –
Be a link between individuals with needs (or potential needs) and NFA Council
Ensure that the transition to co-caring and dependence be held gracefully
Hold custodianship and facilitate use of the ‘Community Care Fund’
Provide information and facilitate access to benefits; health and social care
Bring accommodation needs to community awareness and actively support community housing with a high degree of facilities for ‘varying needs’
Facilitate social care and support
Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate nursing care
Provide information about, and monitor storage and use of, care equipment
Provide information/education on the Curriculum for the 4th Age (skills and resources relevant for the final stages of life)
Create a culture of mutual support through encouraging the establishment of Buddy Networks for individuals and strengthen those networks as and when required
Assist the NFA in holding a record for NFA members of information that facilitates care in the community (eg. Next of Kin, Power of Attorney, Executor of Will, Buddies, specific medical details)
Facilitate access and social integration of individuals with varying needs (such as car turning circle for disabled passengers at Universal hall, gentle KP, social activities and amenities)
Care in the Community’ means providing services and support for people with a recognised need to enable them to achieve maximum independence and control over their own lives whilst living in their own home or in a homely setting in the community.
Recognised need means problems related to illness; disability; or ageing. We do not limit our services to a group defined by their age but to individuals according to their needs
Co-caring – stage of some need and where there is the opportunity to give and receive support in a mutually beneficial way
Dependence – stage of intense care need
CIRCLE MEMBERS: Cornelia Featherstone, Fay Blackburn, Judith Berry, Marilyn Gamble, Henrietta Rose, Vivien Maule, Pete Hollings
Findhorn Foundation Department of Spiritual and Personal Development (S&PD), NFA council, Statutory and Voluntary Organisations for elder care.
- CCC Mission and Aims – in more detail
- Looking after Our Own – a brief history of health and social care in the Findhorn Foundation Community
- Curriculum for the 4th Age – summary