Introduction

We want every person with dementia in Waltham Forest and their carers to receive high quality support that enables them to live independently in their own homes for longer, prevents crises and avoids unnecessary admissions

The Council’s Dementia Support Service supports about 114 people with Dementia and their carers a year.  It runs clubs that they can go to, visits people at home and runs training sessions.

We have looked at this service and feel that we could use the money in a better way that supports more people.  We are therefore recommending that the Dementia Support Service is closed and some of the money is used to set-up alternative services.  A portion of the budget would also be put towards savings that the Council needs to make. 

We need to know what you think about this proposal.  You can find full details here.

All the information you provide will be reported anonymously and treated in confidence. It will not be shared with other agencies and will only be used for the purposes we have stated above.

The consultation is open from 09.00 on 3 January and closes at 23:59 on 13 February 2018. Please note that responses received after this date will not form part of the decision making process.

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