The Partnership has a Dementia Taskforce in place, which acts a multi-agency steering group to oversee the delivery of the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Dementia 3 Year Plan. The Plan was first developed in 2014 for people with dementia and their carers, to enable them to live well with dementia.
Key outcomes from the current Plan are:
- Over 7,000 people have become dementia friends in the region;
- Memory Clinic waiting time have reduced from 29 weeks (at its peak) to 17 weeks;
- 58% of people with dementia have a diagnosis (highest in Wales);
- 100% of carers felt they were treated with dignity and respect (via 10 minutes of your time survey).
In preparation for a new Strategy, the Partnership published a Dementia Needs Assessment in February 2017, which has informed the Population Needs Assessment and includes a number of recommended areas for consideration.
Following a review of progress made, emerging priorities and the publication of Welsh Government’s Draft National Dementia Strategy 2017-2022, a new 10 Year Draft Dementia Strategy has been developed. Consultation on this draft document ended in September 2017 and a final version is being prepared currently.