Improving dementia community groups

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Wiltshire reports on the impact they had following research they were asked to undertake by Alzheimer’s about dementia groups. Healthwatch identified areas of Wiltshire where there was a lack of groups, the types of groups that people wanted and what people valued most about community groups. The report outlines the impact on the number of groups and on people with dementia and their carers.

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General details

Report title 
Improving dementia community groups
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wiltshire
Date of publication 
Thursday, 5 March, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 31 January, 2020
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-5264

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Yes
What type of organisation requested the work 
Voluntary and Community Sector
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
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 about conditions and diseases

Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
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? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Not applicable
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Tangible impact (not cost related)

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.