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Dudley in national spotlight for care approach

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Dudley’s Making it Real approach to changing the face of social care in the borough has won praise from the Department of Health.

It’s pioneering approach to supporting people with dementia will be showcased nationally next month and the Department of Health’s new Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Jon Rouse, will visit the town on June 7 to see the groundbreaking work taking place.

Mr Rouse has publicly praised Dudley’s approach on developing dementia services at a recent national event.

It is expected he will visit a number of care settings across the borough.

The itinerary will take in Roseville Dementia Gateway in Coseley, one of the three borough Dementia Gateways, which all provide care and support for those affected by dementia.

The Making it Real Initiative is supported by the West Midlands Care Association, with myself heading up a Quality Group that is tasked with finding a new way to rate care performance.

Interestingly, one of the most visited blogs and Facebook pieces was about this project, and for those who recall it really is “the second hardest job I have ever had.”

What encourages me most is the fact that the local authority has come into the national spotlight. The top brass don’t get much bigger than Mr Rouse and clearly he has recognised the work being done to roll out this drive for community to have a great input in shaping care.

The dementia gateway approach is part of the way Dudley Council is transforming social care.

More information on Making It Real in Dudley visit www.makingitrealindudley.org

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