Issue - meetings
Becoming a 'Dementia Friendly Council'
Meeting: 19/03/2019 - Cabinet (Item 326)
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As detailed in the recommendation.
Councillor Jones introduced the Becoming a Dementia Friendly Council report and explained that the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities/Organisations programme aimed to encourage everyone to share responsibility to ensure that people with dementia felt understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.
It focussed on improving inclusion and quality of life through training and awareness raising within communities and organisations so they were better able to respond to the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.
The Senior Manager – Integrated Services and Lead Adults said that dementia featured as a priority within a number of the Council’s corporate plans but in order to seal the Council’s commitment, the Council wished to progress to becoming a Dementia Friendly Council which would be one of the first in North Wales.
Raising awareness of dementia and how it impacted people in communities had been taking place over a number of years with the aim of upskilling staff to improve the Council’s practice, with a number of positive outcomes achieved. To date Flintshire had seven Dementia Friendly Communities and three Dementia Friendly Organisations.
In response to a question from Councillor Thomas, the Senior Manager said she would find out the details of the process and pathways in relation to the database held by the Police, and how people with dementia were added to that database, and respond directly to Councillor Thomas. She would also send out to Cabinet Members the ‘Herbert Protocol’ which formed part of the training on dementia.
That it be agreed that Flintshire County Council move towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Organisation.