Have your say on Scotland’s next Dementia Strategy!

 

If you are living with dementia it can be really hard to get your voices heard. Now’s your chance to come along and have your say.

Scotland has a world leading Dementia Strategy and the Scottish Government is consulting on how it can be improved and developed.  They want to hear from people affected by dementia and people who work with and support people living with dementia – anyone who has an interest

  • What experiences have you had?
  • What do you think of how people with dementia and carers are treated and the services we receive?
  • What needs to change?
  • What could we do better?

If you are unable to attend, please get in touch, we can always feed your views in, everyone should get a say

Here are the details – hope to see you there!

Sue

Invitation:
National Dementia
Dialogue 2016: Have Your Say
Friday 29
January 2016
“The Brunton”, East Lothian
Council, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

Scotland’s second 3 year National Dementia Strategyhttp://www.gov.scot/Resource/0042/00423472.pdf was launched in 2013 with the aim of continuing to improve diagnosis rates and post-diagnostic support, ensuring the highest quality of care and support for people with dementia at every stage of the illness, improving service response in acute care and supporting the growth of dementia-friendly communities.

The Scottish
Government is now reviewing the progress of strategy and a 3rd National Dementia Strategy for Scotland will be produced in 2016.

This is a free
event and is an opportunity for all interested parties across Scotland to comment on the progress of the strategy to date, identify the gaps, opportunities and priorities and to help shape the direction of the next strategy. If you have experience of dementia – as a person diagnosed, a family member, carer, or as a health, social care or housing professional or service manager and commissioner – we particularly welcome your views and participation at this event.
Event Objectives

We have arranged this event:
• For people to discuss the
progress of the current strategy and help identify the key priorities which will inform the direction of the next strategy, including an enhanced focus on advanced and palliative care.
• For people
with dementia, carers (family members, partners and friends) to talk in small groups to discuss and share with others their views on the quality of services and how they can be improved to meet their needs.

For staff who may have a responsibility for implementing the strategy to discuss issues for implementation and action locally.
• For others who have
an interest in this area (researchers, academics, public health professionals etc) to contribute to these discussions and talk about other aspects of Scotland’s overall approach to dementia

Timings etc

This event will run from approximately 10:30 am to 3.30 pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed if required.
Venue

“ The Brunton”, East
Lothian Council, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA

https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/directory_record/153786/musselburgh_area_office

Booking

To book your space today please email:
NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot<mailto:NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot><mailto:NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot<mailto:NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot>>
by Friday 22 January 2016

Places will be awarded on a
first-come-first-served basis. All event enquiries should be emailed to: NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot<mailto:NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot><mailto:NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot<mailto:NationalDementiaDialogue2015@gov.scot>>

More information on the event
programme will follow.

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