Our Commitment to John's Campaign

We at Kepplegate pledged our commitment to ‘John’s Campaign’ in 2017. We want to ensure that, through the implementation of the principles of ‘John’s Campaign’, we can enhance the lives of everyone living with dementia at Kepplegate.

We want to create an atmosphere and environment where carers of the people living at Kepplegate feel welcome to participate in the provision of their care. We already ensure that our care is person centred and that everyone involved in an individual’s care is included and consulted through the ongoing care planning process however with ‘John’s Campaign’ we aim to promote and improve the inclusivity of family and carers.

We want to ease the transition of moving in to residential care from non-care settings, care settings and clinical settings through the inclusion of family members and carers.

We want to create a more person-centred approach to life history to allow for more bespoke activities and social engagements.

Finally, we want the ‘Third Force’ to be recognised universally through Kepplegate Residential Home so that the team, residents, medical professionals, and carers are aware of the importance of the inclusivity of carers and our commitment to ‘John’s Campaign’.
  
What is John's Campaign?
 
  
“John’s Campaign was founded in November 2014 by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones. Behind its simple statement of purpose lies the belief that carers should not just be allowed but should be welcomed, and that a collaboration between the patients and all connected with them is crucial to their health and their well-being. John’s Campaign applies to all hospital settings: acute, community, mental health and its principles could extend to all other caring institutions where people are living away from those closest to them.” Click here to read more...


Stay with them when it
matters most!
  
'Stay with them when it matters most' is a Kepplegate initiative based on the ideals of ‘John’s Campaign’. We encourage carers to stay with their loved one for their first night or two when they move into Kepplegate to help ease their transition into care. We also encourage carers to stay when the health of their loved one deteriorates to provide added comfort to the individual during their final days. We have a dedicated ‘John’s Campaign Bed’ as well as a ‘John’s Campaign’ shower that can be used by carers and family members.  

Our ‘Stay with them when it matters most’ promise;

“We recognise that those first few nights in care can be daunting; That those nights when they are poorly can be worrying; That their final nights they don't want to be alone. We are proud to offer our 'John's Campaign' bed that will allow you to stay over with your loved one in those times of need. Our home is your home. you care, we care.”
  

 Stay over with your loved one in those times of need. Our home is your home. You care, we care.


Be involved in their care

Our John's Campaign Bed

We've made our pledge!

You Care, We Care