Decision details

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve and support the contents of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy (HWLWD) and approve the high level actions set out for 2019-2024.


Over the last five years the delivery of dementia care in Herefordshire and Worcestershire has evolved into a multi-agency approach with each county having separate strategies.


As strong as our foundations are, we know that we have more to do to ensure we provide timely diagnosis and that people with dementia and their carers get the right support whatever their individual circumstances.


We must continue to strive towards becoming more dementia friendly as a wider community. Our ambition is to ensure that people at whatever stage of their condition are given the best opportunity to live well, remain active, feel valued and connected within their family and community.


The 2019-2024 strategy sets out a shared vision for a collaborative approach across both counties It will build upon the successes of our local dementia partnerships delivered by a wide range of local stakeholders who are key to supporting people living with dementia, their family, friends and communities.



Cabinet reviewed and approved the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2019-2024 (at appendix 1) the content and recommendations of which were supported by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 14 October 2019.

Alternative options considered:

1.    There are no alternative options, this is an STP pledge to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people affected by dementia and is a shared priority health outcome area for both counties. The STP partners are committed to working together to achieve the strategy aims and encourage colleagues to join us in meeting this challenge by understanding our strategy and working with us to deliver it over the next fiveyears.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);


Th HWLWDS has been produced collaboratively by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups, Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Councils, Healthwatch Herefordshire, the Alzheimer's Society, Dementia Friendly Leominster and the Herefordshire Dementia Partnership Board.

Contact: Paul Smith, Assistant director all ages commissioning Email: Tel: 01432 261693.

Publication date: 27/11/2019

Date of decision: 27/11/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Accompanying Documents:

  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Living Well with Dementia Strategy