Dementia Strategy

South Gloucestershire Council and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are consulting on three issues that significantly impact on older people’s wellbeing: dementia services, falls prevention and support for carers.  
We want people with dementia and their carers to live well and be supported to do so throughout the progression of the disease. We want dementia to become everyone’s business.  That means that we need to ensure everyone knows about dementia so that people can live well with dementia in South Gloucestershire.
Please view the consultation document or the more concise summary attached to this page for further information and then complete the brief online survey or print off a paper version.
In South Gloucestershire there are approximately 3,300 people with dementia and this is set to increase to 5,200 by 2025. We know that as well as changing the life of the person with dementia, dementia has a significant impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbours who often take on caring roles.
Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. It is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. Dementia is rare at ages less than 65 years but becomes progressively more common as people age.
Proposed Priorities
This strategy sets out how South Gloucestershire Council and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group working with partners will work together to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers and we hope that you will support and join us in this challenge. 
The following 8 priorities have been highlighted for action:
  1. Increase awareness and understanding of dementia amongst professionals and the public.
  2. Improve diagnosis rates and ensure a timely diagnosis for those with dementia.
  3. Ensure high quality information about dementia, local services and support is available to all those with a dementia diagnosis and their carers
  4. Develop care and support to meet the needs of individuals with dementia and their families and other carers, to maintain independence and avoid crisis.
  5. Recognise the contribution of carers, and encourage and enable them to look after their own health and wellbeing as well as those they care for.
  6. Improve provision for people who can no longer live at home, supporting care homes to meet the needs of people with dementia and developing alternatives.
  7. High quality hospital care for people with dementia, including pathways to ensure appropriate and timely discharge.
  8. High quality end of life care
South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are currently consulting about the Dementia Advisors service. For more information or to complete the survey please visit their webpage.
For information about the Carers Strategy please visit the webpage.
For information about the Falls Prevention and Bone Health Strategy please visit the webpage.
Find out more and have your say
We welcome comments on all three strategies between Monday 23 May and Tuesday 30 August. We are particularly keen to find out if you feel that all relevant areas are being considered and whether you think there are any specific impacts or alternatives that the council should consider.
This consultation is now closed. The consultation report is available here.

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    23 May 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    30 Aug 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    12 Oct 2016


Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Faith groups
  • Gay, lesbian and bisexual people
  • General public
  • Gypsies & travellers
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Older people
  • Parent, carers and guardians
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

Sue Jaques, Commissioning Manager

South Gloucestershire Council Offices

Badminton Road


South Gloucestershire

BS37 5AF

01454 868267