New Dementia Strategy Delivery Plan Published
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An initial 2-year delivery plan for Scotland's Dementia Strategy has been published today (Monday 19th February 2024).

This delivery plan sets out how Scottish Government and COSLA will work with the voices of lived experience and delivery partners to begin to realise the vision for change set out in our new dementia strategy for Scotland: Everyone's Story.

COSLA Health and Social Care Spokesperson, Cllr Paul Kelly said:

"Today’s publication of the Delivery Plan is an important step towards realising the ambitions that COSLA and Scottish Government jointly set out in the Dementia Strategy for Scotland. This Plan builds upon the important work that is already underway to widen access to pre- and post-diagnostic dementia care, advice, and support across all of our communities, and sets out our shared strategic approach to addressing the challenges and improving outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers.

"We know that dementia care starts with the person rather than the services, which is why the Strategy and its Plan have relied on the experience and expertise of those living with dementia, their carers, and the vital organisations that support them.

"Continued collaboration between local and national government and our valued partners will be critical to the successful implementation of both the Strategy and the Delivery Plan, ensuring that people living with dementia have access to timely, inclusive, and person-led support in communities free from stigma."

Further information

Dementia in Scotland: Everyone's Story Delivery Plan 2024-2026 can be downloaded here.