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Help shape the future of dementia care and support

Published: 16 December 2021

Dementia plan

Give your views on Surrey's five-year dementia plan

Have you been affected by dementia? Are you living with the condition or is someone in your family?

Increasing numbers of people in Surrey are being diagnosed with dementia. Between 2020 and 2030 numbers are expected to rise more than a quarter, from 17,700 to more than 22,600. Which is why Surrey County Council has worked with NHS partners to draw up a five-year plan for making Surrey a better place for people with the condition and their carers.

Have your say

A consultation has opened so people living with dementia, their families and staff who work with them, and anyone else who wishes to contribute, can have their say on the priorities outlined in the plan.

Visit the Surrey Says website to complete the survey on the draft strategy which closes on 21 January. Accessible versions of the survey including Easy Read are available.

What does the plan include?

The joint health and social care dementia strategy sets out how services will work together to improve the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers. At the heart of the plan is an ambition to create dementia-friendly communities across the county.

The draft strategy sets out five key ambitions covering prevention, diagnosis, supporting people with the condition to live life to the full and end-of-life care.

The ambitions will be achieved through a series of actions and initiatives, many of which build on progress already made, including:

  • establishing dementia-friendly communities across Surrey to ensure people with dementia and their carers are supported where they live
  • addressing the gap in the need for small-scale specialist dementia residential and nursing care
  • promoting health checks for the over-40s to help prevent dementia, as far as it's possible to do so.

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