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Decision details

Sheffield Dementia Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Presentation of the Sheffield Dementia Strategy which is a multi-agency strategy developed in conjunction with people living with dementia and their families.

Decision:

9.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report seeking approval of the Sheffield Dementia Strategy as a set of overarching principles for further projects relating to Dementia care.  The Dementia Strategy, and subsequent projects carried out under the Strategy, will improve the support available to people living with dementia and their carers.

 

The Sheffield Dementia Strategy, which consists of 13 Commitments (as appended to the report), has been finalised by the Dementia Strategy Implementation Group (a multi-agency group, reporting to the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Dementia Delivery Board), and is now being taken to the relevant decision making bodies for partner organisations for final approval; alongside a progress update on activity related to the Strategy.

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet approves the Sheffield Dementia Strategy, as set out in the appendix to the report now submitted.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

The Sheffield Dementia Strategy is now being taken to the appropriate decision making bodies across partner organisations for final comment and approval; alongside this progress update on activity related to the Strategy. As part of this process, Cabinet is asked to approve and adopt the strategy.

 

 

9.3.2

The development of the strategy forms Sheffield's response to the Prime Minister’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia.  It builds on ongoing work (both established and emerging) across the city. It will support work to embed, drive and coordinate activity to improve dementia care and experiences across the system.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

9.4.1

Not have a strategy - It is not a legal requirement to respond to the Prime Minister’s Challenge with a strategy.  However there is a Government expectation that progress is made to achieve the aspirations of the Challenge and it was felt by the Dementia Strategy Implementation Group that having a strategy will help Sheffield to achieve this.

 

 

9.4.2

Have a local authority-specific strategy for dementia – The Dementia Strategy Implementation Group felt that having a strategy that all key partners were signed up to would be the most effective way to embed, drive and coordinate work to improve dementia care and experiences across the system.

 

 

9.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

None

 

 

9.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

None

 

 

9.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

John Macilwraith, Executive Director, People Services

 

 

9.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care

 

 

Publication date: 19/12/2019

Date of decision: 18/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 18/12/2019 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 03/01/2020

Call-in deadline date: 02/01/2020

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