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Havering Dementia Partnership Board

Havering Dementia Partnership Board is the multi-agency mechanism which will develop and deliver Havering’s Strategic Plan aligned to the National Dementia Strategy, with the aim of improving the quality of life and services available for people with dementia and their carers.

16 April 2014
Clinical Commissioning Group, Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Havering Dementia Action Alliance

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?

Within the local emerging strategy, this includes how we will achieve our local vision, via a number of key statements, which include:  

  • Further awareness raising across the community, via the vehicle of sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance
  • Developing a cohesive and whole system approach to the commissioning of dementia services via partnership working with health, public health and social care
  • Commissioning and providing a range of high quality services which are accessible, integrated and in line with local levels of need, both now and in the future
  • Providing access to high quality services in the community, including advice, information, housing support and leisure activities which enables people with dementia and their carers to live well
  • Ensuring that people have access to early intervention, support and advice, as well as timely access to assessment and diagnosis, in line with the Government’s aspiration for achieving a diagnosis rate of at least 66% for each local area by 2015

Co-production of service specifications and delivery with providers/commissioners/service users

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

The main challenges facing the Dementia Partnership Board include:

  • Improving the local dementia diagnosis rate in line with the Government’s aspiration
  • Continuing to meet the needs of the local population within an area which has one of  the oldest populations in London
  • Improving the provision of information to the wider public, in order to reduce stigma, and increase accessibility to appropriate services for those who need them
  • Sustaining the local Dementia Action Alliance beyond December 2014
  • Implementation and implications of the Care Bill

Sustaining commissioning of current services and further service development in the face of financial challenges across the system

2. Actions

  • Identifying, engaging and gaining ‘buy in’ from a range of local organisations and businesses, and consulting with local stakeholders.

    Research and development of an action plan which includes:

    • Identifying organisations represented across Alliances, including the national businesses which have recently joined the Alliance
    • Identifying key businesses, local services and organisations
    • Analysis of local demographic data, identifying specific areas where older residents live and/or those affected by dementia

    Initial consultation about the process and aims for Havering Dementia Action Alliance with local stakeholders, including local people with dementia and their carers


    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Hosting a launch event for Havering Dementia Action Alliance

    • Event planned to take place in June, 2014
    • Ensure media coverage
    • Will provide an opportunity to network and engage with local businesses and stakeholders, as well celebrating progress so far

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Hold first quarterly meeting

    • Undertake a review of progress and the ongoing programme with members
    • Sharing and updates on Member’s Action Plans
    • Consider longer term sustainability of Havering Dementia Action Alliance

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member