An updated strategy to support people living with dementia has been launched by Leicestershire’s health, social care and voluntary sector organisations.
The draft strategy sets out how Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland’s (LLR) Dementia Programme Board – which includes Leicestershire County Council – seeks to support people with dementia, including families and professionals, as well as making communities more dementia-friendly.
Priorities of the 2024-2028 strategy include ‘diagnosing well’ – which ensures people have equal access to dementia care by acknowledging inequalities – and ‘living well’ – which aims to help give everyone the opportunity to live life to the full post-diagnosis.
Work to produce the new draft strategy has also included input from those living with dementia and covers how personalised and integrated care across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland will be delivered.
The 2019-2022 strategy was successful in ensuring that primary health checks factored in dementia risks as well as helping GP surgeries across the county to become as dementia friendly as possible with purpose-built resources.
We've worked with partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to update the Dementia Strategy, showing how we will build on the good work we're already doing across the county, and continue to improve outcomes for Leicestershire residents.
The survey gives people living with dementia, their families, professionals and organisations the opportunity to let us know what really matters to them, and I encourage everyone to have their say.
Person:Christine Radford, cabinet member for adults and communities
The consultation runs until Friday 22 September, and you can take part by visiting the Consultation page.
The strategy, including the feedback from the survey, will be presented at the council’s Cabinet later this year.