Have your say on a consultation that will help shape the future of dementia services in Richmond over the next five years. Currently there are an estimated 1,947 people over 65 years of age in the borough of Richmond who are living with dementia. This number is expected to rise to 2235 by 2021 – a 15% increase over the next 5 years – and to 2561 by 2025 – a 32% increase over the next 10 years.
Richmond Council and Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like your views on the Joint Dementia Strategy which sets out their vision for people with dementia and their carers in Richmond. It looks at all aspects of dementia care and services from prevention to end of life.
The aim of the joint strategy is to ensure that:
- Opportunities to prevent certain forms of dementia are maximised;
- Community understanding of dementia is improved;
- The Council and CCG are prepared for the future needs of people with dementia;
- Richmond becomes a dementia friendly community that enables people with dementia to stay living independently in the community for longer;
- Carers of people with dementia are given the support they need;
- People with dementia are able to live well in Richmond.
Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, said:
“Dementia services in Richmond are among the very best in London and our aim is to make them even better. We can only achieve this if we engage with people who live with dementia and their carers. This is why it is so important for as many people as possible to take part in this consultation.”
Dr Graham Lewis, local GP and Chair of Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) added:
“Dementia can be a devastating condition for both those who develop the illness and the families who care for them. However, with care and support patients can expect to maintain a good quality of life with a high level of independence. Please do get in touch to find out how you can get involved in this important consultation.”
To take part in the consultation visit: https://consultation.richmond.gov.uk/acs/dementia16 or alternatively call 020 8831 6183.
Contact Amy Burns on 020 8734 3016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org