Dementia Friendly Bromley

Published Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Together with our partners, Bromley Council wants to learn more about what living with dementia means to Bromley residents.

Supporting people to live well with the condition is a long standing priority for the Council and one of the key health and social care issues identified by the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

To inform this work a survey has been launched to find out about people’s experience across a range of aspects in terms of living with the condition such as how dementia friendly are Bromley shops and businesses, how does dementia effect a person’s social life and how dementia aware are young people. The survey will be used to evaluate how dementia friendly the borough is for a conference at the end of November.

The survey closes on October 18 please visit www.bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/dementiasurvey

Said Councillor Robert Evans, Executive Councillor for Care Services: “Research tells us dementia is one of the biggest health crises facing England.  With our health partners we are funding and working closely with experts in the field to improve the care and experience of those living with dementia in Bromley.  This survey and the conference are a continuation of extensive and ongoing work to find out what people need and to help inform how and what support and services are developed with our partners in the borough.”

Later this month the Bromley Dementia Action Alliance will be launched.  It will also be considering the survey to identify what areas to tackle first as a new organisation.

Earlier this year the Council also launched a resource to help those with dementia, their families, carers and friends find out the all-important practical help available to support them live well with the condition. The new information, advice and guidance resource is on Bromley Mylife portal.

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