Adult Services Cabinet Member – minutes – 17 December 2009

47 (7) ‘LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA’, NATIONAL DEMENTIA STRATEGY, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE’S IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN – The Service Director Adult Social Care submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of progress on implementation of the National Dementia Strategy in North Lincolnshire, and seeking support for the further development of dedicated and mainstream services for people with dementia and their carers.

The National Dementia Strategy ‘Living well with dementia’ was published on 3 February 2009. It outlined the Department of Health’s five year plan for improving health and social care services in England for people with dementia and their carers. In response to the publication of the national strategy a project group had been established that included managers and professionals from health and social services, as well as a focus group that included representatives from different groups including a carer, third sector, residential, home care, social care, health and workforce development.

In September the Executive Strategic Commissioning Board approved the local implementation strategy and actions plan. It outlined the National Dementia Strategy, analysis of local data, what people had said, priorities for action, implementation action plan and key policy documents. The board requested that all planned commissioning activity was reviewed to establish how the strategy could influence the commissioning of services within budget and to consider how the supporting people programme could be utilised.

The report gave details of what the data collected showed, along with priorities for action that had been identified through consultations, and were reflected in the action plan.

Resolved – (a) That the progress on implementation of the National Dementia Strategy in North Lincolnshire be noted, and (b) that the development in specialist and mainstream services for people with dementia and their carers in North Lincolnshire be supported.

Reports