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Independence is key to dementia scheme

Swindon Advertiser: Royal Wootton Bassett has been chosen as part of a Wiltshire Council pilot scheme Royal Wootton Bassett has been chosen as part of a Wiltshire Council pilot scheme

ROYAL Wootton Bassett has been chosen to take part in a pilot scheme by Wiltshire Council to help those with dementia stay independent for longer.

The area already has a memory group and some of its members featured in the recently launched Wiltshire Voices: Living with Dementia film.

Now the group will be asked to contribute their ideas and experiences to help develop a programme to encourage dementia friendly places, towns and communities across the county.

Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public health, said: “Dementia has an impact on so many lives and we want people to contribute by telling us their views on this document.

“The aim of this strategy is for all people with dementia in Wiltshire to be treated as individuals, to be able to access the right care and support at the right time so they can live well with dementia, and remain independent and living at home for as long as possible in supportive and understanding communities.”

For more information about the pilot scheme, email the community area manager at penny.bell@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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7:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Robh says...

Unfortunately care in the community has fallen well short of the needs of those suffering many problems. It seems to most that it is a cost saving exercise rather than a specific attempt to help people in need of care.
Unfortunately care in the community has fallen well short of the needs of those suffering many problems. It seems to most that it is a cost saving exercise rather than a specific attempt to help people in need of care. Robh
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