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Meeting: 11/10/2022 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee (Item 39)

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The Director of Care and Health introduced the report which described the work undertaken to produce the joint Wirral Dementia Strategy 2022-2025.

The Strategy aimed to bring greater alignment of services and more creative responses to people’s needs and focussed on increased awareness, early diagnosis and an improved quality of care.


There were several pillars which supported the strategy which were preventing well, diagnosing well, supporting well, living well and planning well.


The report highlighted the work of dementia champions and the community, voluntary and faith sector.


In response to a query on how waiting times for diagnosis could be shortened and how community services could support people and their families, it was outlined that this was a key area the strategy aimed to deal with and that there was a link between primary care and specialist services and the ongoing partnership work required to continue to improve and develop both the waiting times for diagnosis and the post diagnosis support.


Members noted that there was a lack of detail in terms of measurables in the strategy and queried whether it could be enhanced to show the current position, the aspirational position and how it would be achieved.


On a motion by Councillor Yvonne Nolan, Seconded by Councillor Mary Jordan it was –


Resolved – That


(1)   the Wirral Dementia Strategy 2022-2025 be approved.


(2)   the work undertaken across the Wirral system to establish Wirral as a place where people who are living with, or affected by, Dementia can truly ‘live well’ be noted.


(3)  the Wirral Dementia Strategy 2022-2025 be referred to the Wirral Place Based Partnership Board.