This a report seeking approval for Coventry and Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy (2022-2027) and the development of the associated Delivery Plan.
Cabinet Portfolio Holder: Councillor Margaret Bell
Councillor Margaret Bell, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health summarised the published report, noting that there were two elements: the comprehensive strategy and the underpinning delivery plan that would be refreshed annually. She explained the background to the development of the strategy and the partnership approach to its delivery.
Councillor Jerry Roodhouse, reflecting on the popularity of the virtual dementia bus at a recent fun day in Rugby, commented on the need to raise awareness and deliver training for the community and local businesses.
Councillor Isobel Seccombe welcomed the strategy and shared her personal experience of caring for her mother, noting that patients and carers would have different needs at different times and the importance of training for care workers.
Councillor Bell advised that extensive engagement on the strategy had taken place and echoed the view that patients needed independence and control for as long as possible. She also recognised that community training was required.
1. Supports Coventry and Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy (2022-2027) and authorises the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, to finalise the strategy taking into account feedback from partners.
2. Approves the approach to the development of the associated annual strategic Delivery Plans and authorises the Strategic Director for People in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, to work with partners to develop and implement the Delivery Plans.