Two thirds of people say Wiltshire is dementia friendly

Wiltshire is a dementia friendly community which is greatly valued by those living with the condition and their carers. 

That's the key finding of our How Dementia Friendly is Wiltshire? report, which gathered the views and experiences of more than 100 people in the county who are affected by dementia. 

People also told us they valued greater dementia awareness, understanding from others, and community groups that they could get involved with.

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The information people have shared with us shows that Wiltshire has made great progress towards being dementia friendly.
— Stacey Sims, Healthwatch Wiltshire Manager

How your feedback has helped improve dementia services 

We have listened to the experiences of more than 1,600 local people and used this feedback to work with a host of organisations to make improvements to services and introduce more support groups across the county.

Working Together to Improve Dementia Services in Wiltshire details the work that has gone in to making these improvements.

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I am more confident and happy to talk to people. My memory loss seems to have slowed down.
— Community group attendee


Our Engagement Lead Julie Brown talks about her involvement in the project.

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Most people, even with quite complex needs, really wanted to give their views and valued the fact that they were being asked.
— Julie Brown, Healthwatch Wiltshire Engagement Lead

Volunteer's Blog

Healthwatch Wiltshire volunteer Deborah shares her experiences of working on the project. 

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