The Dementia Champions Group (DCG) consists of 15 members with mild to moderate dementia, carers and ex carers, and also welcome new members with mild cognitive impairment. They formed in January 2013 to help Salford City Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group improve the delivery of dementia services and support in Salford for those with dementia and their carers. In line with the Prime Ministers Challenge.
During April 2017 – March 2018 they have given feedback to services to CCG partners Salford Royal, Memory Assessment Treatment Service, Greater Manchester Mental Health, and service providers in the community about what was good and what needs improving for people with dementia and their carers.
The group have produced a document to help people affected by dementia, carers and staff to easily find what support and advice they need at each stage of someone’s journey with dementia. Click here to download the document.
In 2018, they have welcomed people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to discuss preventative measures and raise awareness about MCI and to work with MATS to ensure that these people do not fall through the gaps in receiving support.
Find out more about the Dementia Champions Group
The DCG have also been pivotal to the development and ongoing support of Dementia Action Alliance working to make Salford a dementia friendly city.
They have been supporting each stage of the development of
The group have supported the consultations at the Citizen Panel events and various other CCG / SCC consultations & campaigns and raised awareness around
Supporting SRFT and university research for the Guardian Angel project funded by the CCG to work in partnership with Salix Homes to equip 200 homes in Salford with sensors for frail elderly to look at how ill health may be prevented or detected earlier.
Supporting the activities organised by service providers in Dementia Awareness Week.
Work they decided to undertake themselves in 2017:
More than 150 people came together for a celebratory event to mark Dementia Action Week. The event, which was organised by Salford CCG and Salford City Council, took place on Friday, May 24, at the Lighthouse in Eccles.
The event celebrated the hard work being done by Dementia Friends Champions across the city including those in the GP practices and promoted the importance of
The event connected guests with dementia services, support and advice. This was done through speakers, presentations & stories from service users. Twenty plus organisation information stands attended and there was some very enthusiastic singing and dancing with a conga led by the fabulous Dancing with Dementia Group.
People gave their views on how dementia services and support has improved in Salford, and what still needs to be improved. These views will be collated and will influence the Commissioners of those services and a report will be published on the CCG web page.
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Dementia Action Week event workshop
The Salford Dementia Champions Group are looking to recruit new members to ensure they are able to continue to support the CCG, partnering organisations and service providers in helping Salford become a dementia friendly city.
The group are working with the GP practices at the moment, their Patient Participation Panels (PPGs) and their practice Dementia Champion to support all practices in Salford to become dementia friendly, and able to offer Dementia Friends training to staff and patients.
The group are looking for people who have early onset dementia and their family carers maybe interested in this type of volunteering and who may want to be involved helping to shape the dementia health and social care services in Salford in line with the Prime Ministers Challenge. This includes supporting the development of the Salford Dementia Action Alliance, which is now the largest in the UK
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Work for 2017/18
For more information, please contact Caroline Allport on 0161 212 4953 or e mail email@example.com
An overview to the Salford Dementia Champions Group
The STEPS with Dementia Apr 2018
The Salford Dementia Champions Group - Ceremonial Mayor Nomination 2017