What is the Challenge?
- By 2025 it is predicted there will be approximately 912,000 people over 65 with dementia and by 2030 this will increase to over 1 million
- Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year. Only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and N. Ireland receive a diagnosis
What we have done
We were pleased to work with South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust and the University of Stirling on conversations with members of our local communities, on ageing, on supporting each other as we get older, and on how we may be able to coproduce knowledge and ‘services’ in ways that respond to emerging needs.
WCEN was established to identify and enable communities, particularly in the Boroughs areas of greatest need, to participate in public policy decision making processes (These areas were and remain Battersea (Queenstown and Latchmere Wards). Tooting (including Graveney and Furzedown Wards) and Roehampton. These areas also have the highest percentage of people from black minority and ethnic communities.
For full report please click the link: Stirling Report
What we would like to do next
- Extend the opportunity for more people to have conversations within their own social networks around ageing and getting older
- Explore the opportunity for other services such as falls prevention to establish direct pathways into communities.