Newark and Sherwood Partnership Board

Partners in Newark and Sherwood from the statutory and voluntary sector are committed to working in partnerhsip to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers. Through the Newark and Sherwood Partnership Board, dementia has been identified as a priority for all partners.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Voluntary Sector, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Emergency Services Sector
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?

Partners in Newark and Sherwood from the statutory and voluntary sector are committed to working in partnerhsip to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers. Through the Newark and Sherwood Partnership Board, dementia has been identified as a priority for all partners.

The Partnership Board will work together to engage with people with dementia and their carers, and take joint decisions on ensuring that services are in place to meet their needs. This will include joint engagement events, eductaion and awareness internally and externally, a public commitment to supporting patients and carers and working towards Newark and Sherwood being a dementia friendly community.

Dementia transcends organisations, and it is incumbent on all partners to set aside organisational boundaries and focus on need.

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

Newark and Sherwood has the largest aging population across Nottinghamshire which means that we need to plan for the future. In the financially challenging landscape within which we operate, we have to be innovative in the way we design and commission services. In essence we have to do more, with less.

Awareness amongst our residents is another challenge and we are working together to develop a plan to increase awareness so that patients with dementia and their carers are more suported in the wider community.

Another key challenge is ensuring that services are personalised , not 'one size fits all' and this relies on on-going engagement with our patients and carers to ensure that we are commissioning services that meet needs, across our diverse communities.

2. Actions

  • Promote early diagnosis across statutory and voluntary sector

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Develop a plan to raise awareness of dementia within the District

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Ensure access to timely support and information for people with dementia and their carers

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Develop a comprehensive database of services across all partners for people with dementia and their carers

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

  • Work internally with our staff and colleagues to ensure a level of awareness

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress