Council surveys dementia sufferers and carers

Angus Council has launched a survey to gather the views of people with dementia and their carers about their experiences and the services provided by the authority and its partners.

The survey follows the launch of national standards of care for dementia last year.

The standards were developed to help people with dementia and their carers understand their rights, and how these rights can make sure that they receive the support they need to stay well, safe and listened to.

The council and its partners involved in supporting people with dementia across the county, are committed to making the improvements necessary to ensure that the standards are met.

To do this they need to hear from people living in Angus with dementia and their carers about their experiences and what they think could be done to improve the services provided.

This will ensure that their voices are heard as work takes place to implement the standards in Angus.

The survey can be completed at www.angus.gov.uk/dementiasurvey.

Alzheimer Scotland has produced a helpful guide to the standards - Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland, which can be viewed on their website at www.alzscot.org