Invitation to a Dementia Open Space Event – 1st or 3rd July 2014. “Living Well with Dementia”

Invitation to a Dementia Open Space / Innovation Event – 1st or 3rd July 2014.
‘Living Well with Dementia: A strategy for Sefton’.

Like most of the country, Sefton is experiencing a continuing rapid increase in the proportion of older people in its population. Older people in Sefton generally enjoy good physical and mental health, and they are a great asset to their communities through their many contributions to local organisations, neighbourhoods and their own families. Nevertheless, this increasing proportion of older people in the population will make increasing demands on health and social care services, including those with dementia.

Dementia can affect adults of any age, but is most common in older people. One person in 20 over 65 has a form of dementia, rising to 1 in five in those over 80. Dementia in people aged under 65 is relatively rare – less than 3{157922c1867c465ab595f62760d2f84d0321203875866d5c77529987cd576204} of all those with dementia.

Positive, proactive approaches to service development providing individualised support can help ensure that physical and mental health are sustained as long as possible, that people live at home for as long as possible and that crises and unnecessary use of intensive costly services are minimised.

It remains our intention to ensure that older citizens experiencing dementia can access appropriate, joined-up services that are provided safely and effectively to maximise independence, choice and quality of life.

Sefton is consulting on a new strategy – ‘Living Well with Dementia: A Strategy For Sefton’ 2014-2019 and we are seeking your views as a provider of services that people with dementia and their carers may use.

We want to know about people’s experience of dementia and living well in Sefton. So we are inviting a wide range of people, organisations, groups and providers of services to come along to one of our two Open Space and Innovation Events on Tuesday 1 July – The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB and Thursday 3 July – Ballroom, Bootle Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle, L20 7AE.

A guide to open space

Invitation to Open Space Event July 2014 final

Sefton draft dementia strategy v0 5 – consultation Version 280514

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