Dementia care review
A review by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has highlighted
the positive support Flintshire Social Services provides to people with
dementia and their carers. The report, released on 16 April highlighted the
Councils Living Well service as a model of good practice.
Living well supports people with dementia to live at home by offering
tailored support based on a clear understanding of their past life, personal
strengths and wishes. Importantly staff have the discretion to vary the support
provided according to the situation on the day.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, and Older
Peoples Champion, Councillor Christine Jones said:
“I am proud that Flintshire is leading the way on dementia care, as recognised
in this report. Our services such as dementia cafes, specialist extra care
housing and quality home care support, where highly trained staff take time
with people, give our residents the care they deserve.”
The CSSIW report recognises the value and focus the Council places on quality
and responsive services and highlights the Council’s policy not to condense
visits to support people at home into 15 minutes.
A report on the inspection will be presented to councillors at the Social
Services and Health Overview Scrutiny meeting on Thursday 1 May. The report
will be the first step in developing an action plan between Social Services and
Health to build on good practice and further develop services and effective
joint working. A full copy of the CSSIW inspection report can be found at