Our dementia commitment

We have signed up to a Dementia compact in response to the dementia challenge launched in March 2012 by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Dementia compact

The compact commits us to:

  • Focus on quality of life for people with dementia, as well as quality of care. By knowing the person, their life history and their personal culture, our staff will deliver a personalised package of care and support. Set a benchmark for high quality, relationship-based care and support for people with dementia. We will inspire and encourage our sector to take responsibility for delivering this, building on existing good practice.
  • Engage and involve the wider community to improve their support for people with dementia, including GPs and healthcare professionals.
  • Play our part in supporting the wider community, sharing the knowledge and skills of our staff, and inviting people into our care settings.
  • Work with commissioners of care for people with dementia to ensure they commission quality care services appropriately.
  • Clearly set out how we have delivered on this Compact to make a difference for people with dementia, their carers and families. This will link into the work on quality and transparency being taken forward as part of the Care & Support White Paper.

Download our Action Plan Dementia Care and Support Compact 2015(pdf, 245KB)

The above action plan sets out how the Council aims to achieve these commitments. The plan sets out things the council already does to improve the lives of people with dementia, as well as actions that will need to be implemented to demonstrate this commitment.

These actions will be reviewed every 6 months.

Dementia Action Alliance

A Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is a collection of stakeholders brought together to improve the lives of people with dementia in their area.

The purpose of the Dementia Action Alliance in Richmond is to help businesses learn how to become dementia friendly.

Find out how to join the DAA.

Updated: 8 May 2018