Liverpool campaign to help local people with dementia stay independent
Liverpool City Council have launched their Care to Know...? campaign to help people find out about the range of services being provided locally by adult social services and public health.
In the spotlight are 2 local centres offering a range of services to improve wellbeing and help people stay independent for as long as possible. In a series of short films the innovative work going on at Sedgemoor Dementia Support Centre in Norris Green, and the Lime Hub in Kensington is featured through interviews with carers, staff and service users.
Liverpool Councillor Roz Gladden, said: “We want to help people understand what services are available and how they can access them.
“We understand that health and social care can also be seen as a maze, with patients and carers finding it difficult to find credible and reliable information and people can be reluctant to ask for help.
“By raising awareness of what services are on offer for individuals with low and moderate needs that can help people to keep their independence and self-manage their health now, will help to prevent people from needing more critical care in the future, which is really important due to the 58 percent cut in council funding from Central Government.”