The £20 Billion Question - an inquiry into improving lives through cost effective dementia services

This report commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society (UK) begins by setting the scene for provision of services in a challenging financial climate, making reference to the reduction in NI’s central funding and the likely impact on community care. The report makes nine recommendations highlighting the need for: better collaboration and integration across dementia care and support systems; sharing expertise between different sectors; early intervention; improved co-ordination, increased use of key workers; better access to training; an increase in rates of diagnosis; better support for carers; sharing of best practice.

Title: 
The £20 Billion Question - an inquiry into improving lives through cost effective dementia services
Date: 
2011
References: 

Sharp, S., Saunders, T. and O’Brien, N. (2011) The £20 Billion Question - an inquiry into improving lives through cost effective dementia services, All Party Parliamentary Group.