"Give me something to believe in" Birmingham and Solihull Dementia Strategy 2013-16

Closed 7 Apr 2014

Opened 6 Jan 2014

Feedback updated 2 Jul 2015

We asked

We asked whether people shared our vision of what services should be in place and framework for a pathways for people with dementia.

You said

People said that proposals for a clear supportive pathway for people with dementia and their carers were what was needed to help people with dementia to ‘live well’ for as long as possible.

We did

The implementation of the Dementia Strategy has moved into the Better Care Programme, allowing it to be aligned with other workstreams for older adults and supporting the development of a supportive, integrated and holistic pathway for people with dementia and their carers.

Overview

This strategy was developed on behalf of the clinical commissioning groups that cover Birmingham and Solihull, Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. It was based on a programme called ‘Connected Compassionate Communities’ that took place in the summer of 2012 in Birmingham and Solihull. This asked people with dementia, their families and carers, to share their experiences of services and tell us what they felt would meet their needs.

The strategy describes:

  • what services we think should be in place for people with dementia in Birmingham and Solihull and their carers;
  • what is currently in place; and
  • a framework for Clinical Commissioning Groups and local councils to use when planning services.


The strategy is organised around the five stages in the dementia pathway:

  • Health Promotion;
  • Recognition and identification;
  • Assessment, diagnosis and planning for the future;
  • Living well with dementia; and
  • Increasing care including End of Life care.
     

Why we are consulting

We are consulting to get people's views on our vision and our framework for the dementia pathway. The aim of the final strategy is to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families and carers.

What happens next

Following the 90 day consultation period responses will be collated and analysed and a finding report as well an updated strategy will be taken to the Integrated Commissioning Board for approval.

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Children
  • Council tenants
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
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  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
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  • Men
  • Offenders
  • People’s panel
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  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups
  • Newly arrived groups

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  • transition
  • advocacy
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