Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council is committed to support adults with Dementia and their carers to live full, active and independent lives in the community. Our collaborative approach with key partners across the county has provided the platform to provide a seamless service for people with dementia and their carers, efficiencies in service delivery and the sharing of good practice.

Updated:
30 March 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Communication, Care, Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with Dementia and their carers.How would you describe your organization’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with Dementia and their carers ?.

Leicestershire County Council has a vision to support all people with Dementia and their family carers to be able to live a full, active and independent life in the community. To do this we will provide local leadership to organizations in Leicestershire to create an environment which is supportive of the needs of people with Dementia and their family carers.We have jointly agreed a Strategy for Dementia with our local partners in Leicester City and Rutland. Working with key partners in the county will mean a seamless service for people with Dementia and their carers, efficiencies in service delivery and the sharing of good practice. High quality services will be commissioned based on evidence of need and of what works best for those living with dementia and their family carers.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organization ?

The key challenges are:

Raising the awareness and understanding of Dementia across Universal Services , Targeted Services and the general population of Leicestershire

Provide and deliver appropriate training to staff across the Authority and Partner Organizations to support adults with Dementia better.

The need to maintain and develop joint working arrangements across Leicestershire for commissioning and delivery, at a time when partners are undergoing significant structural and economic changes.

Success will mean that the stigma attached to Dementia is decreased, that people feel empowered to seek help early, will know where to go for support and what services to expect, will have access to high quality care and support and that professional’s feel well informed.

 

 

2. Actions

  • Leicestershire County Council has worked with Partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to develop a Dementia Strategy 2011 – 2014.The Strategy has 4 work streams lead by each Partner

    Increase awareness, early diagnosis and access to care and support services. Improve quality of care in residential/nursing homes Personalisation of care and living well with dementia in the community.

    The development and Procurement of the Memory Advice Service. CCG’s to decide the best use of diagnostic codes and how this ensures access to appropriate services in the dementia care pathways. To ensure that commissioned services include a range of quality standards to reflect the NICE and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. Review anti-psychotic drug usage in care homes. Promote dignity in careWork with the voluntary/independent sector to develop community based dementia services. Ensure all families/carers have access to dementia support services as early as possible. Develop integrated intermediate care and reablement services.

    Status:
    Implementation

     2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Workforce Development

    Commissioning of the Dementia Training Programme by the Leicestershire Social Care Development Group (LSCDG) to promote knowledge and understanding across the workforce.

    Status:
    Completed

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    The training Programme is being delivered across Leicestershire.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    A launch event has been held to highlight the new service.

  • The Dementia Action Alliance

    Supporting the initiatives of the Dementia Action Alliance.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    Arranging delivery of Dementia Champions Training in Leicestershire

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    New member