Wirral Health & Care Commissioning (in partnership with providers) is looking to refresh the local Dementia Strategy, outlining what the ambition for Dementia Care in Wirral will be over the next four years (2019-2022).

In order to localise the Wirral strategy and identify the core areas of focus, the plan needs to be developed in partnership with those who have lived experience of Dementia. This includes:

· Those people living with a Dementia diagnosis
· Carers of people with Dementia
· Family member or friend of someone living with Dementia
· People who work with people living with Dementia across health, social, third, voluntary and charity sector organisations

Dementia is a growing challenge. As the population ages and people live for longer, it has become one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. In England, it is estimated that around 676,000 people have Dementia. In Wirral, we currently have 3,195 people aged 65+ who have a recorded diagnosis of Dementia. Overall, projections estimate that the number of people with Dementia in Wirral will increase to 7,019 in 2030. Therefore it is important that Wirral have a clear, robust and sustainable plan for Dementia Care.

National guidance and documents that focus on Dementia Care will also be used to help structure the Wirral strategy. This includes documents such as the Well Pathway for Dementia, Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia 2020, and Living Well with Dementia (a national Dementia strategy). 

The following survey covers questions regarding people’s experience and perceptions of Dementia Care now and how services can be improved and sustained for the future. Please answer each question as best as you can. Your responses will feed into the development of a Wirral Dementia Strategy and will be completely anonymous.

We encourage sharing the survey link with friends, family and colleagues so as many people as possible have the opportunity to share their views and shape our future Dementia Care.

The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Thank you in advance for participating.

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* 1. Do you
- Have a Dementia diagnosis?
- Care for someone living with Dementia? 
- Have a family member or friend living with Dementia?

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* 2. Do you work in a service that cares for people with Dementia e.g. Third sector - voluntary, community or faith organisation or Health and Social Care services