Local Government Association

The LGA is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils, so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

10 February 2016
Membership Organisations, Communication

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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?

The LGG will work with ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) to ensure that councils continue to prioritise the needs of people with dementia and their carers. We will pay particular attention to dementia services in the changes to commissioning that will follow the NHS White Paper. 

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

The LGG has a particular responsibility to support the political leadership of adult social care. We will pay particular attention to simple messages for lead members about the Strategy and its implications for commissioning and service development.

2. Actions

  • Propose suitable workshops on Dementia Friendly Communities and Dementia Friends at the Annual National Children and Adults Services Conference and the LGA Annual Conference

    Consider opportunities for workshops at the National Children and Adults Services Conference and the LGA Annual Conference each year. This will be a recurring annual action.

    Being implemented

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress (not in quarterly report of DAA). 

  • Update guidance for local authorities on Dementia Friendly Communities and promote to councils across the country

    The LGA produced guidance for local authorities on Dementia Friendly Communities in 2012, which included a number of case studies that looked at positive examples of local activity.  A lot of progress has been made since then, so the LGA will update their guidance for 2015.  The LGA will also promote the updated guidance via its networks and through its Community Wellbeing Board; the LGA's Board of elected local authority councillors who oversee the health and wellbeing work of the LGA.

    Being implemented
  • Provide accessible information for Councillors on Dementia Friendly Communities

    The LGA will provide a succinct ‘Must know’ on dementia for Councillors. This will be put, along with the updated Dementia Friendly Communities Guidance and a video the LGA has produced on Dementia Friends, onto the LGA's website to make it more accessible.

    Being implemented
  • The LGA will work with the Department of Health on improving post-diagnosis support

    The LGA is a member of a working group set up by the Department of Health to improve the experience of those just diagnosed with dementia and their friends and families. The LGA will continue to contribute to this working group and will disseminate information and undertake actions arising from its membership.

    Being implemented
  • The LGA will assist in the development of Professional Standards Authority standards on Dementia

    The LGA are participating in the development of a PSA Standard on Dementia

    Being implemented