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Dementia Friendly Halton Borough Council

Meeting: 29/11/2022 - Health Policy and Performance Board (Item 19)

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The Board received a report of the Strategic Director – People, which presented the Dementia Friendly Halton Borough Council (HBC) Plan for information.


Dementia Friendly Communities was a Programme from the national Alzheimer’s Society that encouraged everyone to share responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia felt understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.  The Programme focussed on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia and encouraged organisations to develop and implement local action plans.


It was reported that Executive Board gave approval in June 2022 for the development of a dementia friendly cross Council approach.  The action plan, appended to the report, was grouped into three priorities:


·         Priority One Actions – Organisational support and infrastructure to support development of a Dementia Friendly HBC;

·         Priority Two Actions – Raising Dementia awareness across the Council and beyond; and

·         Priority Three Actions – Service Area Specific Actions.


Members were advised that monitoring of progress against the plan would be done initially via the quarterly update report to Adult Social Care Senior Management Team as this sat alongside the wider One Halton Dementia Delivery Plan, that was being led by Adult Social Care.


The Board welcomed the Plan and provided positive feedback regarding the seminars that had taken place across the Council so far.  It was suggested that these awareness raising events could be beneficial to other organisations and bodies in the Borough – this would be fed back.


RESOLVED:  That the report and action plan be noted.