Dementia pop up assessment report

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Summary of report content

Research showed that Scotland had initially led the way with the development of Dementia Hubs. The nearest geographically is the Dementia Hub in the neighbouring borough of Merton. Healthwatch arranged a guided visit of the facility in Mitcham to establish the services and facilities that could be combined to create a ‘Hub’. Preliminary meetings showed that key stakeholders were very keen to see how this project could be developed in Sutton. These meetings also established that there were no conventional lines that could be taken forward to establish funding to deliver the project. In order to progress the project, a project group was convened in June. At this meeting a commitment was made to support this work through existing resources. The reports informs 4 Dementia Hub events were held in the 2018 between 11.00am – 2.00pm. To conclude the events were well received by staff supporting them. For the most part, events were well received by members of the public who attended. Attendance varied but was relatively low at all events and especially low at the Wallington Citizens’ Advice and Alzheimer’s Society offices.

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General details

Report title 
Dementia pop up assessment report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Sutton
Date of publication 
Saturday, 1 December, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 January, 2018
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 1 December, 2018
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Health promotion
Health protection
Information providing
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-7291

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Other

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
29
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.