The Birmingham and Solihull Dementia Strategy 2014-2017, ‘Give me something to believe in’, was adopted by Birmingham City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other partners in 2014.
Its overarching purpose was to understand the experiences of dementia patients, to identify what was already in place, and what was required to improve the outcomes for patients and their carers. The refreshed strategy will reflect progress to date and future planning requirements.
There is a commitment to prioritising engagement with people living with dementia and their families/carers in the development of a dementia strategy for Birmingham.
Six events were held across Birmingham in July and August 2019 with patients, carers and family members, as well as health and social care professionals. The events were designed to gather their views on how dementia services are provided and understand the performance of services at present.
During the events, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences and give feedback on the following areas:
- Access to services
- Ongoing support
- Respite for carers
- Advance care planning/End of life care.
Read the Dementia Strategy Review Engagement Report, which outlines the findings and recommendations from these events.