We want to hear what’s important to people dealing with dementia in order to develop a plan for the future.

Ceredigion County Council is moving forward in developing a Local Dementia Plan. The plan will help shape services and approaches to meet the needs of individuals living with dementia and their carers.

The vision is for Wales to be a ‘dementia friendly nation that recognises the rights of people with dementia to feel valued and to live as independently as possible in their communities’.

Councillor Alun Williams, Cabinet Member for Through Age Wellbeing, said: “We want to improve the care and experience of people living with Dementia in Ceredigion and throughout west Wales. Awareness of the condition has developed a great deal in recent years and the engagement will help us to understand what is important to residents of the county. This is an opportunity for people to help shape the development of future services so that Ceredigion can play its full part in developing a dementia-friendly Welsh nation.”

The Council received additional dementia slippage funding to procure an external agency to develop a local dementia strategy which will be built on the work undertaken in developing the regional dementia strategy. Attain were successful in their bid and have been appointed to carry out the engagement.

Hywel Dda University Health Board, carers, individuals living with dementia, third organisations and voluntary organisations will be a part of this discussion. With this input from these vital people, a local dementia action plan will be developed.

This is part of Ceredigion’s Through Age Well-being programme (TAW). TAW consists of three services: Porth Cymorth Cynnar, Porth Gofal and Porth Cynnal. The programme identifies what well-being concerns people have at an early stage and prevent escalation, wherever possible, through a timely and proportionate response.

You can respond to the plan and find out more here: Ceredigion Dementia Action Plan – Public Engagement Survey

If you need the information in another format such as Easy Read contact us on 01545 570881 or clic@ceredigion.gov.uk

Public engagement events will be held around the county in March and information about these will published shortly.

The engagement opportunity is open until 31 March 2023.