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Warwick District Council

Warwick District Council provides a wide range of local services alongside Warwickshire County Council.

Updated:
4 April 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Local Authorities
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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?

The age profile of the population of Warwick District predicts a high proportion who are living with dementia. The District Council should be part of this movement.

The Council will utilise its links with Community groups and individuals to establish community and individual needs with respect to Dementia.

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

Effectiveness will be reviewed through dynamic assessments with community groups and service users.

Member website

www.warwickdc.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Improving the lives of those people living with the condition, and their carers

    The approach with respect to people living with Dementia will be focused towards:

    • Raising awareness

    • Providing an appropriate environment, and

    • Encouraging positive attitudes in the local community

    We will give consideration to our organisation’s role in influencing and supporting the work of other organisations as well as the projects we deliver directly.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will contribute to improved local awareness of dementia

    • Distribute information

    • Work towards dementia friendly housing

    • Participate in campaigns such as Dementia Awareness Week

    • Encourage partners and contracted providers to improve their awareness of dementia

    • Work with other organisations and local businesses, local communities, parish councils, churches, NHS and other health facilities to advance our aims

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Ensure Dementia-positive services

    • Briefing and training staff at appropriate levels, particularly staff who have direct contact with the public in the provision of services.
    • Where cost effective, we will make physical alterations to Council buildings to create a dementia friendly environment and enable easier access.
    • We will be mindful of the needs of people living with dementia and other visitors living with sensory impairments and confusion.

    Service delivery will take these needs into account similarly, and improvements will be made where necessary.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member