Improving dementia care in Kent and Medway

Date added: 08 January 2021

The NHS across Kent and Medway wants to improve the care for people with dementia and complex care needs. There are about 27,000 people in Kent and Medway living with dementia.

NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with its partners and people living with dementia and their carers to improve dementia care. They are at an early stage of developing proposals for an intensive community service for people with dementia which will support people in their own homes and care homes (both residential and nursing) at times of crisis and urgent need, with the aim of avoiding hospital admission where possible. There will also be a need for specialist support for people with dementia and beds for those with the most challenging behaviour and complex needs until their health improves.

The views of people living with dementia and their carers are needed to feed into this process at an early stage. This will mean the proposal is informed by both clinical expertise and is based on the experience of people living with dementia.

In order to gather this feedback, the CCG have opened a survey which you can complete before the 15 January 2021.

They are also wanting to hear from people with lived experience of dementia care and their families/carers.  If you know someone who might have a story to share, please ask them to contact us at or call Katie Blissett on 07545 934705.