Somerset county council

Dementia service review underway

Views are being sought as Somerset County Council, whilst working with Compass Disability, start a review of the way that day services for people with dementia are delivered.

The current contract for this support expires at the end of January 2019 and the review is seeking opinions from providers, service users, carers, professionals and partners as the authority considers the best way to provide support in the future.

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There are no proposals at this stage and the authority is keen to make sure the views and needs of those involved in the services are at the centre of its planning.

Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Councillor David Huxtable, said:  “We always carry out a review at the end of a contract to make sure we are getting things right and so we can consider if there are ways of doing things differently.

“As we do that we want to hear people’s views so we can make sure that we can take them on board and help them live the way they want to. We will of course consult when we have proposals to share.”

Anyone interested in sharing their views can do so through the following online survey

All information collected as part of this exercise will remain anonymous and will form part of an important planning exercise which will see the creation of a new model of services for adults living with dementia or other functional mental health needs.

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