Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council is an Age Friendly City and has appointed a Councillor as an Older People's Champion. Work is progressing to enable the city to also become dementia friendly with the support of UCLAN. This will be achieved by educating Councillors, Colleagues and Citizens to recognise the impact that dementia has on a person and their family. We are working collaboratively with partners across the city and within council departments to promote the issues raised by the NDS/PM Challenge. We already have strong links with Nottingham University/Institute of Mental Health, our NHS partners, Nottingham City Homes and Nottinghamshire Health and Social Care Dementia Workforce Development Group. NCC is currently jointly reviewing with Nottingham City CCG all dementia services.

Updated:
20 December 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire 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 organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Nottingham City Council will work with local partners to deliver the following priorities:

  • Work towards Nottingham becoming a Dementia Friendly City.
  • Living well with dementia in day care settings.
  • Living well with dementia in care homes.
  • Improved quality of care in community based services.
  • Develop Assistive Technology pilot (HOST) for people living with dementia.
  • Develop specialist End of Life Care for people living with dementia in the community.
  • Responding to the needs of BME communities.
  • Improved quality of care in primary and secondary care

Nottingham City Council is a Unitary Authority and a member of Core Cities.  

Nottingham City Council commissions and delivers services for a population of 307,700 of which 36,000 are aged 65+ and 5,300 are aged 85+. 

Currently 2576 city residents are predicted to have a diagnosis of dementia.  A projection of the increase in dementia diagnosis indicates 3,300 adults across Nottingham City by 2030 representing a 28% increase between 2012 and 2030.

 

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

The key challenges for Nottingham City are:

  • Raising public and professional awareness of dementia.
  • Providing and delivering appropriate training across the Authority and partner organisations to ensure that all staff have the appropriate skills and knowledge to support people living with dementia and their carers.
  • The need to maintain and improve joint working arrangements with NHS partners for commissioning and delivery of services at a time when partners are experiencing significant organisational restructure and economic downturn. 
  • Implementing agreed models of quality care in commissioned service including care homes, community personal support services for people living at home, in hospital settings and at the end of life.
  • To make efficient use of limited resources including staffing and considering value for money.

Member contacts

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

2. Actions

  • A multi agency Local Dementia Action Plan

    A multi agency Local Dementia Action Allinace Action Pplan 2010-2013 has been developed which considers a number of actions around the National Dementia Strategy and the Prime Ministers Challenge.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    This is currently under review at the request of the Commissioning Executive Group which is a sub group of the Health and Well Being Board.

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

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  • The action plan review will also contribute to the refresh of the Dementia Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for the City

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • The recently appointed Dementia Practice Specialist Nurse will deliver training tailored to the needs of other internal and external providers commissioned services to ensure that universal services are dementia friendly

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

  • A review of internal specialist home care provision will be undertaken to ensure appropriate access, capacity and value for money is achieved

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress