People living with dementia, their families and carers and professionals are being invited to help shape health, wellbeing and social care services in Wolverhampton.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is carrying out a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which looks at the current and future health needs of the local population and which will inform and guide service provision.

As part of the assessment, the council is carrying out a survey about the support available for people living with dementia, to understand what services are currently being used and what people think of them, and to identify any unmet needs of people with the condition.

The findings will be used by the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Steering Group to recommend ways in which services can be improved in the future.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "Dementia is a debilitating condition which affects nearly a million people in the UK, including around 3,400 residents in Wolverhampton.

"We, together with ours partners, are determined to do all we can to improve the lives of people living with dementia, and the lives of their families and carers, by making Wolverhampton as dementia friendly as possible.

"The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is an important tool in ensuring that, as far as possible, we are able to meet their current and future demands, and I would encourage anyone who has experience of dementia services to take part in this short survey."

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential and no identifiable information will be collected. There are 3  versions of the survey, one for people living with dementia available at Type=links;Linkid=9923;Title=Dementia Survey - People Living With Dementia;Target=_blank;, one for carers at Type=links;Linkid=9924;Title=Dementia Survey - Carers;Target=_blank; and finally one for professionals at Type=links;Linkid=9925;Title=Dementia Survey - Professionals;Target=_blank;.

For more information about the survey, please contact Parmdip Dhillon on 01902 551846 or email

  • released: Friday 1 December, 2017