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Nottinghamshire County Council

There are 7,866 people aged 65 and over with a dementia diagnosis in Nottinghamshire (2018). With a diagnosis rate of 75.4% this is an underestimate of the actual number of people living with dementia (PHE Dementia Profile). Our vision is for people in Nottinghamshire to live well with dementia. This supports our ambition for Nottinghamshire to be a great place for people to enjoy their later life (Your Nottinghamshire, Your Future). We will promote a better public and professional knowledge about Dementia; to remove the stigma associated with it; encourage early diagnosis and intervention and ensure quality accessible services to effectively meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers. This is a refresh for 2019 - 2022 of our Dementia Declaration Action Plan published in 2011/12.

23 October 2019
East Midlands
Local Authorities, Arts, Care, Health, Housing Sector, Recreation, Schools, Emergency Services Sector, Transport Sector, Education Sector, Commissioners Sector, Domiciliary Care
Local Alliances:
Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance , Newark and District 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?

Nottinghamshire County Council will work with partners to deliver the following priorities to achieve these outcomes:

- Be a Dementia Friendly organisation, including supporting employees living with dementia.

- Engagement and participation of people living with dementia, putting them at the heart of our Dementia plans.

- Promote healthy lifestyle choices contributing to prevention, delayed onset and living well with dementia.

- Good quality diagnosis and early intervention for all.

- Living as good a life as possible with dementia.

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

Challenges include

1. Raising public and professional awareness of dementia and prevention factors.

2. Overcoming assumptions about what is possible and right for people with dementia, which may restrict choice and limit their scope for living as good a life as possible.

3. To develop and offer sufficient training to the NCC workforce.

4. Influencing high quality models and standards of care in commissioned services.

5. To make efficient use of limited resources including staffing and achieve value for money.

6. Working with a range of partners in health to improve good quality early diagnosis, treatment and support for people living with dementia.

7. To identify people living with dementia to effectively engage and consult with them on assessment of needs and delivery of services.

2. Actions

  • 6. Enhance support services to carers.

    Increasing the identification of carers to enable more people to access information, advice and support services to help them in their caring role.

    To respond to challenges 4, 5 & 6

  • 1. Implement a Dementia Friendly Nottinghamshire County plan for NCC to be Demen-tia Friendly and support communities and partners to be Dementia Friendly.

    To respond to challenges 1, 2, 3 & 7

    Being implemented
  • 5. Identify, promote and deliver quality standards and best practice in services at all stages of the dementia pathway.

    Including accessibility, person centred care and workforce development.

    To respond to challenges 4, 5 & 6

  • 2. Promote healthy lifestyle choices that contribute to prevention or delayed onset of dementia and living well with dementia.

    To respond to challenges 1, 2, 3 & 7

  • 3. Provide training and encourage greater take-up of assistive technology for people liv-ing with dementia.

    To respond to challenges 1, 2, 3 & 7

  • 4. Engage with and connect people living with dementia

    - At relevant conferences and events

    - Through delivering Dementia Friends Information Sessions

    - Through connecting with Dementia groups in the County

    - By attending Dementia Action Alliance meetings

    - By promoting and participating in DAA Dementia Action events across Nottinghamshire.

    - Participating in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS Dementia Steering Group (NNDSG).

    To respond to challenges 1, 2, 3 & 7