Cross Party Group Meeting, 16 June 2010: 'The Dementia Strategy'
Jan Killeen, Policy Director at Alzheimer Scotland, spoke at this meeting about the Dementia Strategy which was launched on 1 June 2010 and represented a major milestone in the history of dementia care in Scotland.
Launch of The Charter of Rights for People with Dementia
Visit the Alzheimer Scotland website at:www.alzscot.org
UPDATE: A report was published in June 2011 marking progress under the first year of the Strategy, developments included:
- The publication of standards of care for dementia to provide national consensus on the level and quality of provision people with dementia should expect from local services. These are to be used to assess services to identity areas for improvement and help people with dementia (and their supporters) understand and assert their rights.
- The publication of skills and knowledge framework designed to improve staff training around particular needs of people with dementia. Defining four levels of knowledge and skills, it is for all staff working in health and social care settings.
A second year report was published in June 2012, with the Strategy being reviewed by 2013.
The following Office Bearers were elected:
Convener: Michael McMahon MSP
Vice-Convener: Jamie McGrigor MSP
Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Hazelwood, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
AGM Meeting Papers