The emerging Health and Social Care Partnership in Glasgow is working alongside Alzheimer Scotland to develop a Glasgow City Dementia Strategy which will be published early 2016. This strategy will provide a framework to support high quality dementia services and help create a Dementia Friendly Glasgow.
Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and houses a range of diverse and multi-cultural communities. Approximately 8,000 people are living with dementia in in city and 340 people are living with early onset dementia (those who are diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65.) The emerging Health and Social Care Partnership are committed to improving the landscape of dementia care and services in the city and this strategy is outlining the benefits that the partnership will bring.
The Glasgow City Dementia strategy has been informed by consulting with a wide range of stakeholders with personal experience of dementia, professionals from the voluntary, independent, private and public sectors and community groups. We spend three months talking to over 1,100 people in Glasgow about their experiences of dementia.
Our numerous consultation events have informed the writing and style of the strategy and correlate with what people told us they wanted to see. This document is very much a voice of the people of Glasgow and is aimed at all its citizens whether they have experience of dementia, or are reading it in a personal or professional capacity.
This strategy sets out our vision which is “People affected by dementia in Glasgow will be able to live well, be included and have access to the right support at the right time.”
This document sets out what a dementia friendly Glasgow looks like and how it can be achieved, along with examples of good practice throughout the city. Other aspects such as the lived experience of dementia, delivering the vision and what people told us make up the strategy.