Specialised Community Coaching & Empowerment Program
2020 will see us supporting an incredible community coaching initiative & empowerment initiative being rolled out by DROP “Dementia Reach Out Programs” www.drop.org.za; a specialist dementia management support entity.
Specialised 1 in 5 Coaching
ONE (1) COMMUNITY CAREGIVER will receive a FREE day of SPECIALISED COACHING for every FIVE (5) LIFETIME SERVICE PROVIDER listings on Find It For Me. DROP’s target, supported by Find It For Me, is to coach & up-skill 1000 care support staff over a 24 / 36 month period.
Initially commencing on KZN’s Dolphin Coast, coaching will be rolled out nationally. New Lifetime Member listings will be monitored monthly & coaching programs will be planned ahead, around RSA, based fairly on a geographical listing basis. It is our intention to continue this program indefinitely with the aim of getting 100 caregivers / care support staff coached & up-skilled for every 500 lifetime members who join Find It For Me. An initial 24 / 36 month target is to sign up 5000 lifetime members nationally, resulting in free up-skilling & empowerment for 1000 care support staff.
Free Members Sponsorship + Win Big
Find It For Me lifetime members will be fully acknowledged as sponsors, at no extra cost to anyone. This unique partnership will give the many families living with dementia greater opportunities of finding improved care; & provide caregivers with enhanced skills & proficiencies.
1 in every 500 Lifetime Members stand a chance to win R10K to use as seen fit. Draws will occur after each new group of 500 members have listed & winners will be announced across all Find It For Me’s digital platforms.
Some Facts From DROP
Dementia is a terminal condition, creating profoundly challenging social, emotional & financial circumstances for most families. 1 new diagnosis occurs every 3 seconds, equating to a staggering global increase of approx. 28’800 cases every 24 hours. There are currently no known cures.
With limited excellent exceptions, it’s sadly an accepted reality in South Africa we are decades behind in our understanding of dementia, its terribly destructive stigma, denial & guilt connotations, availability of suitable physical care facilities, & acceptable standards of dementia care training.One of a number of DROP’s key outcomes is to provide coaching programs to upskill caregivers with vitally needed specialist skills & proficiencies in this field.
A very personal cause. 3 of 4 parents of Find It For Me’s co-creators have been severely impacted by dementia with 1 already passed, 1 at a very advanced stage & 1 at a very early stage.
Armed with UK trained specialist dementia management know-how, years of direct family care experience & navigating all the pitfalls the condition throws at families living with dementia, Find it For Me’s creators are passionate about helping make a meaningful difference in this field, and on a wider platform, to better connect communities, across the board.