Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council is the local authority for the City of Leeds metropolitan district of West Yorkshire, England.

Updated:
8 October 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Communication, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Utility, Hospitality, Retail, Health, Care, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Research Sector, Transport Sector
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, Leeds 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?

Leeds City Council's vision for 2030 is that Leeds will be the best city in the UK:

- Leeds will be fair, open and welcoming.

- Leeds' economy will be prosperous and sustainable.

- All Leeds' communities will be successful.

The leader of the Council chairs the Leeds Initiative Board, our local strategic partnership, which confirmed its commitment to people with dementia in February 2012.  We want people with dementia, families and carers to be part of and benefit from the vision for Leeds. 

In March 2012, Leeds, supported by the Leeds Initiative Board, made the commitment to become 'dementia-friendly'.  We believe that for people to live well with dementia, we must promote understanding of the condition, and support involvement in community, economic and social life. This goes beyond health and social care to eg. businesses and service providers.

Leeds City Council commissions and provides adult social care, working closely with the local NHS.  Our local dementia strategy addresses the whole 'dementia journey'.  We have responsibility to lead on safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

The Council is involved as a provider, commissioner and partner in a wide range of services of importance to people with dementia, eg. housing, leisure, transport.

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

- The challenging financial situation for local government linked to the demographic growth in the numbers of people with dementia, including those with complex needs and other impairments.

- The number and range of service providers who work with older people, therefore with people with dementia.

- The diversity of needs and experiences of people with dementia, and the complexities of recognising, diagnosing and supporting people.

- Supporting people with dementia and families and carers to have a voice and influence local strategy and services.

- Translating the idea of "dementia-friendly" into practical actions which will make a difference for people.

- The sometimes very negative societal attitude to Dementia

2. Actions

  • Supporting and developing a 'voice'

    Supporting and developing a 'voice' for people with dementia:  Working with Leeds Involving People and Leeds Alzheimers Society for a dementia awareness week event May 2013.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Dementia-friendly Leeds

    Dementia-friendly Leeds:  Working with Leeds Alzheimers Society and our Dementia-Friendly Leeds Forum.  Simple and practical steps to raise awareness and influence in priority areas of retail and transport.  Developing dementia-friendly approach in at least one town and one rural area.  Public awareness campaign to include challenging stigma as well as awareness and diagnosis themes.  Sept 2013.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Detection, diagnosis and early support

    Detection, diagnosis and early support: Co-ordinated action on public awareness, GP and memory service pathway and understanding, and post-diagnosis offer of support.  Sept 2013.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Self-management

    Self-management:  develop a joint approach for dementia and all long-term conditions - investment plan with Leeds neighbourhood networks and other third sector.  Sept 2013.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Integrated community services

    Integrated community services:  Pilot new staff roles to provide dementia expertise / liaison support to integrated health and social care teams.  March 2014.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Workforce

    Workforce:  Work with providers to ensure training is available to required standard.  Require local NHS providers to report progress towards the workforce statement in NICE quality standard.  Contractual arrangements to monitor social care providers against Skills For Care standards.  March 2014.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Care homes

    Care homes:  Enhanced service specification for care homes liaison team, to develop workforce, reduce use of anti-psychotics and respond to urgent needs.  March 2013.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Anti-psychotics

    Anti-psychotics:  Produce management pathway / protocol and resources, to ensure NICE guideline is applied, especially to transitions of care between providers.  June 2013.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Personalisation

    Personalisation:  develop new day opportunities with local third sector providers;  ensure people with dementia can make use of support and local arrangements for self-directed support.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

  • Supported housing

    Supported housing:  ensure new extra-care housing developments meet the needs of people with dementia, regarding eg. environmental design and provision of services.

    Status:

    Update – First Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Second Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)

     

    Update – Third Quarter

    In progress (Not in quarterly report of DAA)