The Greater Manchester Standards have been developed by building on evidence base and local guidance, and through co-design with the People with Dementia and Carers Expert Group. These standards are what every person affected by dementia and living in Greater Manchester should expect and accompany the five pledges of the Dementia United.
The intention has been to pick a small number of important issues which Dementia United can make collective progress on, rather than attempting to be a comprehensive list, which may duplicate what already exists.
The current are not a proposed finalised set, rather that they will need further development over the life span of the 5-year programme. These are aspirational (in the sense that they may go beyond what is currently delivered and may take time to achieve) but are evidence-based and will become specific, realistic and measurable. Emphasis will be placed on living well with dementia and improving the lived experience of dementia by supporting healthier longer-lives that reduce inappropriate reliance on specialist services. The aim being to support the overall ambition to make Greater Manchester the best place to live for people affected by dementia.
The Standards were discussed at our event The Journey Continues, held Friday 11 November 2016, you can read the event review on our website.