Health and Wellbeing leaders to discuss proposed dementia strategy for West Sussex

Health leaders will discuss a draft strategy to help those living with or affected by dementia at the forthcoming meeting of the West Sussex Health & Wellbeing Board.


Release date: 21 January 2020

The draft West Sussex Joint Dementia Strategy 2020-23 will be reviewed by representatives from health organisations and local authorities, ahead of its planned launch in Spring.

The strategy outlines what support needs to be given to those with dementia and how it can be best delivered, so they and their family and friend carers can live well with dementia and maintain their independence.

The strategy outlines what support needs to be given to those living with dementia and how it can be best delivered, so they can maintain their independence.

It is a follow-on from the Dementia Framework West Sussex 2014-2019 which estimated that by 2021 there will be more than 16,000 people in the county living with the condition.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting which will take place in the Garden Room at Southwick Community Centre, on Thursday, 30 January from 10.30am. There is a Public Forum item on the agenda to allow members of the public to ask questions.

The meeting will also include a presentation by Adur & Worthing Borough Council on the work the authority is undertaking on health and wellbeing issues relevant to the residents in Adur and Worthing.

Also due to be discussed at the meeting is a report on the County’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The Health & Wellbeing Board brings together senior leaders and officers from the NHS, County Council’s Adults’ and Children’s Services, District and Borough Councils, Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups and GPs as well as representatives from Healthwatch, the voluntary sector and elected members.
The Board aims to reduce the health inequalities gap and improve the health and wellbeing of all West Sussex residents.

The full agenda is available to view on the West Sussex County Council website.

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