CEREDIGION residents and their families living with dementia are being urged to help shape the council’s plan for the future.

Ceredigion County Council is developing a local dementia plan to help shape services and approaches to meet the needs of dementia sufferers and their carers.

The council’s plan is part of the Welsh Government’s overall vision for Wales to be a ‘dementia friendly’ nation, recognising the rights of people with dementia to feel valued and to live as independently as possible in their communities.

Councillor Alun Williams, cabinet member for through age wellbeing, said: "We want to improve the care and experience of people living with dementia in Ceredigion and throughout west Wales.

“Awareness of the condition has developed a great deal in recent years and the engagement will help us to understand what is important to residents of the county.

“This is an opportunity for people to help shape the development of future services so that Ceredigion can play its full part in developing a dementia-friendly Welsh nation.”

An external company called Attain have been appointed to carry out the survey and develop the local dementia strategy after the council received additional dementia slippage funding.

Hywel Dda University Health Board, those living with dementia, carers, third party organisations and voluntary organisations will all be part of the discussion.

The survey is being carried out as part of Ceredigion’s through age wellbeing programme which identifies what wellbeing concerns people have at an early stage and prevent escalation through a timely and proportionate response. It has three services: Porth Cymorth Cynnar, Porth Gofal and Porth Cynnal.


The survey can be found at http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/news/2023/an-opportunity-to-share-ideas-on-a-dementia-plan/ and is open until March 31.

The council can also be contacted on 01545 570881 or at clic@ceredigion.gov.uk for the information and survey to be provided in another format such as easy read.

There will also be public engagement events held throughout March, with more information to be released shortly.