05/30/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/30/2019 09:56
Residents are being asked to take part in a consultation about how to improve services people living with dementia in North Wales.
Council's across North Wales are working together with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to develop a regional plan for dementia services, which will build on some of the excellent work that is already in place. The plan will look at how health and social care services can work better together and focus on how we achieve the Welsh Government priorities: risk reduction and delaying onset; raising awareness and understanding; recognition and identification; assessment and diagnosis; living as well as possible, for as long as possible with dementia; and the need for increased support. The plan is being developed along with people living with dementia, carers and organisations who provide care and support.
Lesley Singleton is the North Wales Project Lead and Director of Partnerships in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Division of BCUHB said: 'We recognise that the best people to shape effective services are the people who use them. We see the future as one in which those who are diagnosed with dementia and those who support them can feel confident that not only will they experience compassionate, safe and professional care but that they have, as a right, real opportunities to shape and be more involved in that care.
'I want to encourage people living with dementia and their carers to take part in the consultation to help us ensure that our services are tailored to meet their specific needs.'
More information about the consultation is available at: https://www.northwalescollaborative.wales/dementia-strategy-consultation/
The consultation will be open until Friday 26 July 2019.