Enhancing lives by raising standards and improving dementia care.

In March 2023, we launched a new campaign to raise standards and improve dementia care across Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil called ‘enhancing lives by raising standards and improving dementia care.’

Through the campaign we hope to make care and support better for the 88,317 people living with dementia in the region.

The campaign supports local delivery of the All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards’, which were created by Improvement Cymru in collaboration with people living with dementia, carers, and health and social care professionals.

Your name/job role

Lowri Morgan, Dementia Programme Manager at Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board.

Explain what your job role is in a few sentences

As a dementia programme manager it is my responsibility to help make things better in dementia care and support across the region which includes Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend.

As a partnership we are committed to working together to improve services and support. This involves working with our communities so they can directly influence decisions that affect their lives.

I am currently working with people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals to work towards implementing the Dementia Action Plan and the All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards.

These are a set of 20 mandatory standards that are focused on improving dementia services.

Read more about this here.

Our Regional Dementia Steering group, a partnership between health, social care, carers and the third sector, helps to drive this work forward.

Couple reading

Why has the new campaign been launched?

The All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards have been created to improve support and services for people with dementia.

It’s really important our communities are aware of the standards so they can get involved, and work with us to look at how we can improve dementia care and support.

While changes may take time, we view everything we do as a true partnership and want to join with our communities as much as we can. This means they can work with us to make the right changes to meet the needs of our communities.

Together we hope to make a positive difference.

Who is it aimed at?

We want to hear from people living with dementia, carers, people working with people with dementia, dementia groups and community members who may come across people with dementia (e.g. café owners, librarians, businesses).

When we all come together, we make things better for everyone.

Mother and daughter reading

What are you hoping to achieve through the campaign?

We would love to help raise awareness of the standards and encourage more people from across our communities and work places to get involved with what we are doing to improve dementia services and support.

We are really keen to have a diverse range of people involved in our discussions and to help people to influence the developments that affect them.

Why are the standards important?

The standards were created by Improvement Cymru and over 1800 people including people living with dementia, carers and professionals.

The standards were chosen as the most important things that could help change the care, support, and diagnosis of people with dementia and positively impact on their families and carers too.

Grandfather and grandson

What can people to do to get involved?

Whether you are living with dementia, a carer, or work with people affected by dementia, we want to hear from you.

As a first step you can sign up to our dementia campaign on our website.

That way you will be contacted about all the work we are doing to make things better. You will also see any events or training we have planned.

You can access lots of useful information on our website.

We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.

We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.