Mapping work and consultation work has been undertaken in order to identify gaps in the current provision of community services for people with dementia.
A detailed service mapping exercise was undertaken, which included consultation with the public. This helped to identify gaps in current provision and drive the commissioning process.
The Conwy Dementia Partnership, which aims to promote the wellbeing of people living with dementia in Conwy and their carers, completed a draft Market Position Statement in relation to dementia services. This has been used to inform the Social Care Commissioning Strategy development, particularly the chapter relating to Older Peoples Services. Key themes from the Regional Needs Assessment, data analysis and research reports have been identified. Engagement and consultation workshops on the themes for the population needs assessment and market analysis are being undertaken during May – July 2016 with service users, carers and Conwy citizens. A draft Conwy Commissioning Strategy taking in to account Engagement Feedback, will be available in Oct 2016 and will go through the final consultation and approval process Nov 2016 to Jan 2017.
The “Ageing Well in Conwy Action Plan 2015 – 2019” was approved by the Council in December 2015. This plan focuses on building and promoting “dementia supportive” communities, with the following key themes:
- Conwy is an environment where people affected by dementia feel confident, valued and understood
- People affected by dementia in Conwy note an improvement in the timely identification of dementia and support provided before, during, and after identification.
- Enhanced and extended education, training, information and advice around dementia is established.